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My tatties have started to i cover them up again?? Hellllllpppp!!!!



Assuming you have them in soil or a bucket or something and they're not just sprouting in your veg basket, lol.

Yes, cover them up with a couple of inches and each time you see growth cover them again until you reach the top of the pot or a good high pile in soil.

When the leaves have developed feed with a high potash fert' to increase yield.

Plenty of moisture needed around flowering time as that's when the tubers are forming.

30 Apr, 2009


yes they are in soil...ok I shall take your very welcome advice...thank you...M :-)))

30 Apr, 2009


Just keep ridging them up for a while yet.

1 May, 2009


Last year I grew some in ridges and I covered the soil in thick black plastic (cut up compost bags) that kept the root dark and the moisture in.

1 May, 2009


A follow up ? please. Should you let the sprouts get very big before covering or cover as soon as you see them push up thru the soil. I am trying 2 exotic colored potatoes and have never grown a potato in my life. I got the impression that you should allow them 6 inches or so before topping up. ?? Sorry to horn in on your ?, but it was exactly my own too! : )

1 May, 2009


No problem Wohlibuli, I was wondering the same thing myself as the green shots are only about an inch high!!!

1 May, 2009


You should cover them when the shoots emerge from the surface, but definitley if they reach a couple of inches.

1 May, 2009


Yup agree with Llew cover p.d.q.

3 May, 2009


Thanks . Will cover them today!

4 May, 2009


oh and I would not recommend covering the ridges in black plastic - you need to get air and water to the growing potatoes

4 May, 2009

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