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Compost bin full of potato plants :(



  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,249

    Subsistence farmers in the original home of the potato, do not buy seed potatoes, they save and use the smaller tubers from the previous seasons crop. That is what subsistence farming is.

    The only reason to buy new seed tubers is if your original crop had a virus in it and then you could be continuing the problem.

    Supermarket tubers have been treated to stop them shooting, but that treatment wears off eventually.

    Which ever ones you use, the crop is determined by the quality of growth from the plants which is down to the amount of food and water the plants can get from your soil.

    Our 'volunteer' tubers in the Polytunnel are just about ready to harvest,

  • DorsetUKDorsetUK Posts: 441

    Ummmm, I don't have that problem in my daleks.  Maybe that's because I eat my potatoes, skins and all.

  • debs20debs20 Posts: 39

    Fantastic...that's the way it should to get something for nothing.

    Many thanks Berghill...wont tell OH where his pots have come from!!...maybe next season...

  • Once our potatoes are boiled we take them out of the pot with a scoop then put the skins into the boiling water. This kills the "Seed" and makes composting them worry free. Alternatively. we put the skins on a metal tray and put them in the oven with the meat. Same effect.
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