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Potatoes, Will there be a shortage?

Last post 04-01-2013 2:01 PM by headfullofbees. 2 replies.

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  • 03/01/2013 11:18 AM
    • Mucky-Boots
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    • 03 Jan 2013
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    I keep hearing that  there will be a potato shortage due to the wet weather, especially in Scotland.

     Do I need to buy my seed potatoes now before they all run out? I have a discount voucher for garden4less but if I buy them now I don't know how to keep them until I am ready to plant them.

     And when should I plant them?

     Sorry to sound dippy but I am new to veg growing.

     Thanks

    Saz

  • 03/01/2013 01:41 PM
    • miranda
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    • 17 Nov 2004
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    You may as well grow a few of your own anyway, Saz. They're very easy. There's lots of info here: http://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardening/Grow-Your-Own/Veg-A-to-Z/Potatoes

  • 04/01/2013 02:01 PM
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    I buy my seed potatoes direct from Jamieson Brothers of Annan, and I find my seed potatoes always to be top quality.

    They ship them out when it's best to start chitting them up, so storage isn't usually a problem.