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Postby butterfly » Jul 26, 2008 7:11 pm

BBQ wrote:I bow to your superior knowledge. Does fallacious has two lls. :wink:
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Thanks for your help Brenda

I know exactally what you mean

I have far too much green showing.

The soil is so wet from rain, shovelling it would be a job but I will do it when it dries out some

I am hoping I am not too late doing this now and ruin my chances of getting a decent crop

thanks carolyn
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Postby butterfly » Jul 27, 2008 7:27 pm

dj_backq wrote:Either hill them with soil or mulch with straw or leaves.


Andre/ BBQ

Are you saying them will grow under straw?

I think I l let the tops get too tall. Between storms, humidity, working I didn't get out there to hill them since near 10 days an they grew crazy in all that rain

I just did now but I am running out of soil.

So I put about 1/ 2 bail of straw around the base of the plants and then soil on top of that but still a lot of green tops showing and they still need a lot of hilling yet.

I don't have many plants as I just planted 10lb of seed and I planted them to close together I think. It was hard to get soil/straw around them without breaking a few branches off. Not many but a half doz/


Should the straw be packed soild arounf the base of the plants??

Now I am out of straw and have little soil left. Now what?/

OH BTW there are no spuds showing through the soil so they are safe from burning so far


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Postby Durgan » Jul 28, 2008 9:22 am

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I could have used BS , but chose to be polite.
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Postby JanR » Jul 28, 2008 9:23 am

I didn't get my potatoes hilled up last year and I still got a very good crop and there were only a few green ones. I was late getting them hilled this year as our weather was just too wet. I hadn't heard about using straw till this year and yes you can just pack it around the plant. Just make sure that you leave about 6 inches of plant still showing. I will try straw next year. :)
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Postby butterfly » Jul 28, 2008 10:32 am

Oh thank you

I do have about 8-10 inches of tops showing.

I was going to try and get them hilled a bit more today but pouring rain again

So 6 inches of tops should show.

Ok now I don't feel so bad

I will hill some more as soon as I can

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Postby bluewillow » Jul 28, 2008 12:19 pm

I think you will be very pleased with your potato crop, BF.

Some people plant in a long trough ...... and hill the trough up.

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Postby butterfly » Jul 28, 2008 2:57 pm

That is what I did BW
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