Author Topic: potato competition  (Read 7848 times)

Plantoid

  • Joined May 2011
  • Yorkshireman on a hill in wet South Wales
Re: potato competition
« Reply #90 on: May 13, 2012, 10:05:53 pm »
Outside spuds have now put in an appearance and are three inche tall .


 The glasshouse spuds had their first earthing up in their bags a week ago , had a look again this afternoon and the sooding things have taken on the attributes of bamboo . They are now a good 18 inches above the fill line. I am adding  20 inch side boards tomorrow and will fill to leave 5 inches proud .

 When I looked on Thursday I estimated that they would be OK till Monday . I didn't think that shading the glasshouse with spray on UV transmitting shade would have such an effect . It hit 105 oF   early last week and slightly wilted things so that's why i did the shadin g exercise.

It  looks like ( hopefully ) I've hit the optimum temps and the right humidity for fantastic growth.  Time will tell .
International playboy & liar .
Man of the world not a country

Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: potato competition
« Reply #91 on: June 07, 2012, 08:10:37 pm »
No flowers. Still banking up. They must be 6 ft below  ( deeeeep bags) and full of spuds to the surface of course  :innocent:
Think I've got the trophy well in the bag  ;D  ;D

deepinthewoods

  • Guest
Re: potato competition
« Reply #92 on: June 11, 2012, 10:13:02 pm »
anyone got any flowers yet??? :fc:

Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: potato competition
« Reply #93 on: June 11, 2012, 10:34:44 pm »
Oh meant to post yesterday....ihave buds.....yes buds!....
Must be the winning bag  :fc:

In fact I'm sure it is. I saw it in a dream  ;D.   You might as well give up now  :bouquet:

deepinthewoods

  • Guest
Re: potato competition
« Reply #94 on: June 11, 2012, 10:36:35 pm »
dont forget to STOP watering them now the flowers are showing ok!! :innocent:

Muc

  • Joined Nov 2008
  • Co Clare, Ireland
Re: potato competition
« Reply #95 on: June 12, 2012, 09:57:10 am »
If you really want to win, a solution of Round-up will really bring them on. :fc:




Muc

  • Joined Nov 2008
  • Co Clare, Ireland
Re: potato competition
« Reply #96 on: June 12, 2012, 10:02:39 am »
Eh! That last post was a joke. Me and my big mouth. There's sure to be somebody in ether-land that will take it seriously.

Bramblecot

  • Joined Jul 2008
Re: potato competition
« Reply #97 on: June 12, 2012, 08:51:14 pm »
If you really want to win, a solution of Round-up will really bring them on. :fc:
OH is working away this week.  On your advice I have just used a bottle of Roundup on his potatoes  ;D   Have I done the right thing :innocent: :innocent:

deepinthewoods

  • Guest
Re: potato competition
« Reply #98 on: June 12, 2012, 08:51:58 pm »
 :D :thumbsup:

Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: potato competition
« Reply #99 on: June 12, 2012, 09:00:58 pm »
Oh yes most definitely, Bramblecot   :thumbsup:   

Another dowsing tomorrow, just to give them an extra boost   :innocent:

Bramblecot

  • Joined Jul 2008
Re: potato competition
« Reply #100 on: June 12, 2012, 10:20:49 pm »
I expect he will blame the weather  :eyelashes: they must be frosted  :innocent:

Plantoid

  • Joined May 2011
  • Yorkshireman on a hill in wet South Wales
Re: potato competition
« Reply #101 on: June 16, 2012, 11:02:13 pm »
My  spuds have been grown in tubs of almost three feet of depth the tops have grown to over six feet high and still there are no signs of flower . I'm  a bit concerned about blight seting in if it goes warm and still for a week or so .
 
International playboy & liar .
Man of the world not a country

Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: potato competition
« Reply #102 on: June 16, 2012, 11:33:35 pm »
Plantoid they definately look like weeds to me,
Best pull them now  :innocent:


Muc

  • Joined Nov 2008
  • Co Clare, Ireland
Re: potato competition
« Reply #103 on: June 17, 2012, 09:45:49 am »
They're very 'leggy'. The light must be poor in that corner. Two big mirrors (polished metal or similar) would help  to get them to thicken up.


What's all that electrical cable for? Are you carrying out Frankenstein-style experiments, transplanting the brain of a tomato into a potato?

deepinthewoods

  • Guest
Re: potato competition
« Reply #104 on: June 20, 2012, 08:05:42 pm »
i think ive killed my spud bag. i put the bag in a broccoli sized poly box and forgot to knock the holes into the bottom. theyve been sitting in a watery grave for the last month at least. the leaves are yellow and curled up.
i just hope they'll pick back up but i seriously doubt it. bugger :dunce: :dunce: :dunce:

 

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