Can I plant potatoes next year in the plot i used this year?
Some of my 'Record' potatoes have purple flesh. What causes this and are they edible.
I have had a problem with premature die back of potatoes for a number of years resulting in reduced size of tubers. It is not blight as the tubers are not affected. This year I was growing Sarpo Axona and Orla. The same problem has effected my greenhouse tomatoes, grown in growbags, this year. My neighbour grew the same potatoes without this problem.Rgds, Dec1.Have been growing vegetables in this garden for more than 25 years and I think it is getting tired and diseased.
Round up was sprayed between Potato drills 2 weeks ago, are the potatoes safe to eat?
I dug some of my early potatoes (Leager) today and found some that were really soft and smelled. Do you know what this could be? There was no blight and stalk looked healthy if a little wind battered.
What potato seed can I plant and where can I get same?
I am growing potatoes in bags,since April they have just finished flowering, but there is greenfly on the leaves, what should I do?
I have what appears to be a good healthy crop of Record potatoes. However on closer inspection quite a few of the leaves have little holes in them and the outer tips of same are discoloured with a dark blue/purple tinge.I have already sprayed them with Dithane 945 approx. a couple of weeks ago and intend to do again now.Should I be concerned ?
I planted potatoes in a potato growbag on 16th April,when will these be ready to dig and can the stalks be put on the compost heap. Stalks can go on the compost heap.
Can you please tell me if you have tried/had success with using horsetail mixture as a treatment for potato blight? I found the below while searchibg the internet: Thanks, Tom436 1. In a large glass or stainless steel pot, mix 1/8 cup of dried horsetail leaves in 4 1/2 litres of unchlorinated water 2. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 1/2 hr.3. Cool, strain, bottle and label. The infusion will keep for a month which is long enough for you to keep reapplying to your crop. Any left overs can be used as a wonderful hair rinse. 4. To use, dilute the 1 part horsetail concentrate to 5-10 parts unchlorinated water. Spray infected plants once every week or two in dry weather or daily if it is raining.
Am worried about potatoes that I have fertilized with aged horse manure for the first time. Are they safe to eat after the german scare? Also have looked up that if horse on antibiotics or dewormer its not good to put on your veg even if ecoli isn't there?Should manure only be used on flowers?I have 5 year old and pregnant wife should they eat the potatoes?
My potatoes were sown on 16/03/2011 comprising of the following varieties, Sharps express, British queens, Kerrs pinks and King edwards ,they are all new seed .i have full blossoms on the queens but no sign of blossoms on the sharps express but they are green and healthy looking ,there are blossoms starting to appear on the kerrs pinks and the king edwards,why are the sharps so slow.
I planted 2nd earlies (Maris Peer) in late Feb and early Mar 2011 into approx 14 tubs (2/3 plants in each tub). Most of the plants are still in flower but there 5/6 of them looking half withered and dying? The normally dark green leaf is now a very light green with brown spots. Am I in trouble?If so, are they all infected?
A couple of my potato plants are suffering from a mosaic virus. I've since been spraying all my spuds with garlic extract to hopefully keep the aphids from spreading it! Is this enough or will I have to remove the infected plants? Also if I dont have to remove the infected plants will they produce good potatoes.