Having seen this thread, I thought, what a good idea! I'll plant some today - I had a few that were starting to sprout, so I cut off the sprouting bits. Then I had an idea; why waste the rest of the potato? They would make fine mashed potato, so I peeled them and put them on to boil then went out to plant the 'eyes'.
Got involved with pottering round doing other bits and pieces in the garden, and was walking past the kitchen door when I noticed an odd smell - yes, one dry saucepan, burning on the hob and ruined! Honestly, this self sufficiency lark (or any attempt towards it) is a waste of time - it's far cheaper just to buy spuds in Tesco's!
I hope it's not too early as i planted half mine 2 weeks ago. I got them out of the box to chit and they were like spaghetti.
I thought I'd better plant them out or they'll plant themselves.
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Wife has some she bought in Sainsburys that have started growing eyes would they do to plant instead of buying seed potatoes if I just kept them in the warm in the brown paper bag.
If you do it now you could just be done before the match starts?
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In growing potatoes in pots, whether earthing up or not, you will eventually find your own way of doing things.
No disrespect, it's what we did when taking on our allotment, youll get various people giving their genuine advice, but in the end you take it all in and get the best of the lot.
With RB, we start them off in seed pots in polytunnel, then after they have taken, leave them outside during the day to harden up, frost prevailing.
Then about mid May plant in beds.
If in doubt, try planting half your own and ones purchased from garden centre.
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