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why are they not growing

Postby butterfly » Aug 13, 2008 3:21 pm

it is 5 weeks since I planted red tarters. I pulled a plant today and they are tiny little red marble size yet

There is very small little flowers on the plants but not opening. The flowers have been the same looking since 2 weeks

Other people around here are eating theirs
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Re: why are they not growing

Postby butterfly » Aug 13, 2008 6:27 pm

Oops it is 6 weeks since planting

I planting them July 1st weekend
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Re: why are they not growing

Postby beeman » Aug 14, 2008 10:31 pm

Perhap you are in too much of a hurry. Some potatoes come later than others. You might wait till the foliage starts to turn brown. Another trick is to gently pull soil from around the roots, this will show you what you have without wasting a full plant. Replace the soil when finished.
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Re: why are they not growing

Postby butterfly » Aug 15, 2008 9:47 am

Thanks

I am judging by others in the neighbour hood

They have been eating theirs since 2 weeks

Yes they planted 2 weeks before me but when I looked at the size of theirs and mine
I thought mine are so tiny they coudn't catch up in size in another 2 weeks not that much

Some of their spuds are the size of big beef steak toms. MIne are little tinny marbles
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Re: why are they not growing

Postby Mervyn » Aug 15, 2008 12:15 pm

Size doesn't matter :P

I'm thinking 2 weeks can make a big difference for any plant, and not just the total time the plant has had to grow, but that first couple of weeks planted is vital.

Those 2 weeks your neighbour planted before you may have had better growing conditions than your plants 2 weeks.
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Re: why are they not growing

Postby butterfly » Aug 15, 2008 12:20 pm

Lol,lol

It does when they are smaller than the tip of my baby finger

lol,lol
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Re: why are they not growing

Postby Sharon Bryson » Aug 17, 2008 2:27 pm

Hi BF: Remember that when you planted your potatoes....July1st, we had a very long , dry period, so the growth necessary could have been delayed.
In average, one sees potatoes 3 or more weeks AFTER the start of bloom.
You still have lots of time for the potatoes to mature.
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Re: why are they not growing

Postby butterfly » Aug 17, 2008 5:55 pm

We had 2 weeks of summer here after I planted them Sharon

then rain every day since

Another thunder storm tonite
Last nite;s was terrible

Next year if it is not pouring rain in JUne as usual, I will plant them earlier
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Re: why are they not growing

Postby Sharon Bryson » Aug 17, 2008 9:47 pm

Another thunder storm tonite


We haven't had any amount of thunderstorms....lots of rain though.
We have had a very nice potato crop this year.
We have been eating Superior for about 3 weeks. I think they are the best early potato.
Norland and Purple Chieftain are OK to dig, but we haven't used many yet.
I suspect the fingerlings might not be ready....they were later being planted, and later to mature.
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Re: why are they not growing

Postby butterfly » Aug 17, 2008 10:03 pm

You didnt have any storms??

wow sharon
they are on a roll here

Last Tues nite our power went out a 10 and came bac on at 1 am

Then the storm hit Don't think I ever saw or heard rain like it

Man it was smashing and banging til almost day lite same as last nite

I am so aacking sleep it isn't funny

I need to go to bed now my head is dropping then I;ll be wakened by another storm if predicted comes.
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