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BML

  • Joined Dec 2010
Early March and still frosts. Potatoes to plant?
« on: March 05, 2013, 11:13:43 am »
We are still getting below freezing temperatures in South Oxfordshire and I have not put my early potatoes in.  Can I risk it?

Clarebelle

  • Joined Jan 2013
  • Orkney
Re: Early March and still frosts. Potatoes to plant?
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2013, 11:19:36 am »
I put my first spuds in at the weekend, then woke up to frost this morning, I hope they will be ok, this is my first year doing potatoes!

HesterF

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • Kent
  • HesterF
Re: Early March and still frosts. Potatoes to plant?
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013, 01:50:33 pm »
I think they should be OK if they're far enough under. Isn't that part of the principle of continuing to earth up the shoots so they are protected from frosts? I've just been preparing my beds so all is ready to go but my first earlies which have supposedly been chatting for over two weeks have not cut ally done much do I'm in a quandary,

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