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Potatoes: Some growing, some not


I am new to potato growing and this year have planted 20 first earlies (10 each of Kestrel and Winston) and 20 maincrops (Golden Wonder). All the first earlies are growing merrily and have been earthed up twice.

But only some of the maincrops are growing - approx 12 out of 20. The rest are nowhere to be seen. Is it possible I received 8 duds in the original bag? Everyone else's potatoes on the allotment seem to be growing perfectly well, with no gaps in the rows. All potatoes were succesfully chitted prior to planting out (bar two, which were planted anyway).

Can anyone help?

Thank you.


  • Alan4711Alan4711 LincolnshirePosts: 1,657
    Hi Joss, we also planted Winston and Kestrel,then Cara for main we did ours rather early and some of our earlies and second are still only just coming through while all the Cara are up ,so were still hopeful like you, also we had 11 ton of so called good top soil to fill our brand new raised beds and we are getting spuds in the new beds with our peas and beans,weired but raises a laugh on the allotment so not all bad,

    Good luck

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