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That’s disappointing Bonjour, it does sound like dampness or something doesn’t it? Is it possible that the growing light could have caused some sort of condensation? I don’t know anything about growing lights, just a thought.
Because we don’t use very many potatoes (have to keep them to a minimum for Mr F’s diet) but do like the treat of a few new ones I never pay out for seed potatoes, I just save in egg trays in the boiler room the bought potatoes that start to sprout and put those in, we always have a nice little crop of new potatoes. I’m going to try Babeth’s method this year!
I used to plant them in may, but my dad told me they were planting spuds begining of april, when he was young in the east of France.
Here is the first episode of the “pommes de terre sur gazon”
Bill has streamed the grass as far as he could, and we’ve put the potatoes that have germinated on the ground (potatoes we bought to eat, no idea of the variety). We could have cut them more, but this is plenty for us.Anonymous12th April 2021 at 8:00 pm #548861
Looks good BabethAnonymous25th April 2021 at 7:34 pm #549609
Magic is happening Babeth .
Our second lot have just come up , but we grow ours the “standard” way .
My potatoes went in on 11 March are coming on nicely. 60 healthy looking plants. I returned to charlottes this year after trying another variety last year which were a bit of a disaster. They are all in the ground in the traditional way, but I am impressed with Babeth’s novel method. Might give it a try next year with a few to compare the results. The problem is that my sit-on mower presently ejects the cuttings up in the air to disperse them. I can change that so that that they eject sideways in rows.Anonymous14th May 2021 at 12:20 pm #550729
Quick question about the grass clipping method. When do you stop adding grass clippings? (Our bed is now about the same height as fruitcake’s.)
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