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First Early "Pixie"

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First Early "Pixie"

Harvested the potatoes from one of our sacks this morning. 33 decent-sized potatoes from 3 seed tubers. Not bad, as I would expect 10-12 per tuber from plants grown in the ground. total weight = 4 1/2 ilbs (just over 2 kgs).



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Thats great, well done

1 Aug, 2010

 

oh, nice. there is nothing like own fruits and vegs:)

1 Aug, 2010

 

They definitely look good enough to eat. Great return for three seed potatoes.
That is double what I got from my one potato (12oz) per pot.

1 Aug, 2010

 

Thank You! Aways grow some veggies (actually prefer this to flowers, etc). As you say, Okasia, there's nothing like them. :-))

Cutting open the sack, plastic, and delving into the compost was definitely exciting, Scotsgran. Was a bit dubious, I must admit. I think that the black plastic and hessian sack provided insulation and moisture retention. The 2 sacks have had plenty of watering, no feeding at all, and the basic multi-purpose compost was damp and warm all the way to the bottom. Hoping for similar crop from the other sack, which was planted up a couple of weeks later, so the shaws have not begun to turn yellow quite yet.

1 Aug, 2010

 

They look great David you ve got a good crop there.

1 Aug, 2010

amy
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Wow they look fabulous David ,thats so exciting did James and Eilidh help you search for the bounty ? I bet they are soooo tasty :o)

2 Aug, 2010

 

You've done well there, David, I had a very low yield on my pot potatoes this year. Still two pots to go so maybe better when left a little longer.

4 Aug, 2010

 

They are so delicious, David. and what a good yield! steamed and buttered..or around the sunday roast....mmmmmm.

8 Aug, 2010

 

They did help, Amy - any excuse to get muck under their fingernails!! :-))

Yes, there's still plenty of time, Gee. Good Luck with those last 2 pots! :-))

Mmmmmmmmm, today's Sunday! Excellent suggestion, Lori ! :-))

8 Aug, 2010



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