Author Topic: potato competition  (Read 6662 times)

MAK

  • Joined Nov 2011
  • Middle ish of France
    • Cadeaux de La forge
Re: potato competition
« Reply #105 on: June 20, 2012, 10:21:20 PM »
As instructed by a neighbour I am inspecting my spuds daily for Collarado beetle. I found 6 on the line of spuds that a different neighbour gave me from her crop she gathered last year. The seed potatoes I bought and planted last year had no beetle - nor do the ones I bought and planted this year. Makes me think I should not take gifts of seed potatoes next year.
We ate some of "my" potatoes the other night ( mint too) lovely.
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Odin

  • Joined Oct 2011
  • Huddersfield
Re: potato competition
« Reply #106 on: June 22, 2012, 07:29:05 AM »
Them spuds in the ground are just loving all this rain, puddles of water up to my waste between the furrows, slugs and snails drowning ,eh, bet your 'indoor' spuds aint got the same favourable conditions..... Nows where's the number for the RNLI ? :&>
A man who cannot till the soil cannot till his own soul !
A son of the soil .

Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: potato competition
« Reply #107 on: June 22, 2012, 09:31:13 AM »
My pampered spuds have the glory of outdoor weather daytimes and wrapped up snugly in a fleecy quilt at night  :innocent:They are loving it. Definately winners   :trophy:

deepinthewoods

  • Guest
Re: potato competition
« Reply #108 on: June 22, 2012, 01:31:29 PM »
mine are officially dead :'(

Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: potato competition
« Reply #109 on: June 22, 2012, 01:33:30 PM »
mine are officially dead :'(

 :bouquet: there's always next year.... Or how about a Christmas tatty competition ??

MAK

  • Joined Nov 2011
  • Middle ish of France
    • Cadeaux de La forge
Re: potato competition
« Reply #110 on: June 22, 2012, 08:39:59 PM »
Imagine if we had to rely on a good harvest to feed a large family and stock animals. Life must have been tuff when an harvest failed. We have good spuds but no fruit at all and worry what we will feed the pigs when they have exhausted their paddock area.
No spuds must have been a disaster a few years back.
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deepinthewoods

  • Guest
Re: potato competition
« Reply #111 on: June 22, 2012, 10:22:58 PM »
ive only killed my 'competition' spuds, the rest are all fine. typical.

deepinthewoods

  • Guest
Re: potato competition
« Reply #112 on: July 21, 2012, 07:07:05 PM »
one week to go!! i hope nobodys forgotten!

Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: potato competition
« Reply #113 on: July 25, 2012, 02:34:15 PM »
My leaves are dying off now, all yellowing.  :fc:  :fc: for a good crop under that soil ( for me anyway  :innocent: )

bangbang

  • Guest
Re: potato competition
« Reply #114 on: July 27, 2012, 05:02:12 PM »
Anyone else getting there scales out for tomorrow?


deepinthewoods

  • Guest
Re: potato competition
« Reply #115 on: July 27, 2012, 05:21:30 PM »
well mine is easy, zilch, nuttin, nil, null points!!
a trophy awaits!

bangbang

  • Guest
Re: potato competition
« Reply #116 on: July 27, 2012, 05:33:23 PM »
DITW's we all know of your traggic loss but as the designer of this great competition I feel
we should all donate 1no. potato from our bag (we'll weight it and send you the result) so you can have your own vertual bag to enter.
Or we could all just send you a potato!
« Last Edit: July 27, 2012, 05:36:20 PM by Bangbang »

Bert

  • Joined Jan 2012
  • Isle of Mull
Re: potato competition
« Reply #117 on: July 27, 2012, 06:13:39 PM »
Anyone else getting there scales out for tomorrow?



Bugger I thought it was to day  :dunce: . So I've emptied my bag of spuds and and the weight is 920g. As I started with 316g I'm fairly shore I will not be taking the  :trophy: . Good luck to every body else. 

deepinthewoods

  • Guest
Re: potato competition
« Reply #118 on: July 27, 2012, 06:26:07 PM »
hey bert thats not bad, definitely better than mine ;) 
any posted potatoes will be gratefully eaten!
i think today is the day too, olympic opening ceremony. and its my birthday :D

plumseverywhere

  • Joined Apr 2013
  • Worcestershire
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Re: potato competition
« Reply #119 on: July 27, 2012, 07:13:18 PM »

Happy Birthday  :popcorn:   (no cake pic so you get popcorn instead)

Would that be a very special birthday DITW? one with a '0' on the end?  :) 
Smallholding in Worcestershire, making goats milk soap for www.itsbaaathtime.com and mum to 4 girls,  goats, sheep, chickens, dog, cat and garden snails...

 

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