Am i doing the right thing by holding on a bit before putting my pots in the ground, maris peers, due to the lovely weather!!!!!
They been chitting for what seems like ages! Won't affect them will it?
I was concerned about mine as well. So really just keep squeezing to make sure they are not squishy and do what i am doing now.
I do have them in my garage which is frosr free but cold, is that still OK?
There is still plenty of time. I don't usually plant potatoes before April. You don't want their green leafy tops, when they appear, to get frosted.
Always wanted to create a hotbed, but their quite expensive and a lot of work arent they fish?
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My neighbour says he always puts his in St Patricks Day - I have always waited until the start of April - might need to be later this year
Mine have been chitting since January, some were bought at a potato fair and although most have longish shoots (2inches)it's all healthy growth.
I usually plant about Easter time, last year the weather was glorious. I'll be waiting this time for warmer weather, better to wait than risk losing them to frost.
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Ok thanks fish
With the greatest of respect, I must point out that potatoes do best in cooler temperatures
However, for those who may wish to try growing sweet potatoes in the UK, a hot bed is the way to go http://homefarmer.co.uk/hotbeds/
Don't plant your spuds until all danger of frost has passed or YOU may lose them
Oh yes, absolutely - cool temps as opposed to hot, but not COLD!!!
seema like i've started something here! Only needed a bit of guidance lol
Kerry Murray wrote (see)
So what month is best to plant potatoes. I am new to growing them
April-allowing for the fact that when the green tops are poking through the risk of frost has diminished
If you do plant them out and then are worried about late frosts, you can protect the shoots with fleece, or even just newspaper overnight. I'm not rushing to put mine out yet - for one thing, it is so miserably cold in the garden that I don't want to do it!