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Spuds growing in the compost heap

B3B3 Posts: 25,155
Supermarket spuds are growing in my compost heap.
When will they be done?
Does it matter that water drains onto them from an asbestos roof?
In London. Keen but lazy.


  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,330
    I've never had any decent spuds grown that way. I dig them out now as they're using up nutrients.

    Is the roof in good nick? It should only realease fibres if it gets broken. If it was me I'd be piping the water to the drains though.
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,155
    It's in good enough Nick.
    No drains down there.
    That's disappointing about the spuds :(
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    I once cooked some "second generation" spuds, they were inedible.
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,947
    I wonder why?  When I was a kid we always used supermarket potatoes as seed potatoes.  Either the small ones or chopped up big ones that sprouted.  They tasted just like the original.. neither exciting nor unique, just a standard spud.  Granted, this is some years ago..  ;) and things may have changed since then.  

    I'd say give it a go.  I expect they'll be done as a main crop.. wait for yellow foliage.  
    Utah, USA.
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