Potatoes from seed to table.

Discussion in 'Fruit and Veg Gardening' started by Odif, May 3, 2017.

  1. hummerbum

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    Awesome looking plants Odif
     
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    LOL ! Plan B is looking good. Have you eaten new potatoes yet ? I have dug mine already and planted a second crop just for the small new potatoes.
     
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    Mart, no I have not eaten new potatoes yet, but sounds like a good idea.
     
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    Whoa Odif I am impressed! By your potato growing but particularly by your growing seedling potatoes from your own harvested seed. Kudos
     
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    Plan B is looking good.
    Actually what I meant though was---if your spuds from seeds do not produce tubers, will you leave them in situ until next year or will you dig the plant up and see if you can save any of the root system to plant out next year?
     
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    I would probably have to dig them up and keep them inside over winter.
     
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    mycopot.jpg I gave my potatoes mychoriza this morning.
     
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    I would like to produce my own seed potatoes, and potato seeds. I envision having enough tubers to be able to sell seed potatoes to the locals in a few years.
     
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    I keep all the tiny ones for next years seed potatoes. What doesn`t get eaten over winter will be planted next season. Gives me an early start.
     
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    Mart, I planted lots of little potatoes from last year.
     
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    5-days.jpg Here is the same potato plant 5 days after the mychoriza inoculation.
     
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    Odif, what is a mychoriza innoculation?

    BTW, I have some potatoes in my 'holding tank' that I planted probably 3 or 4 years ago. It's a jumble there & I keep forgetting to harvest them come late summer (a memory is a terrible thing to lose, etc). They keep regrowing year after year. What do you think? Should I treat them like actual potatoes & hill them up? Harvest them in late August? Actually consider eating them?
     
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    Cayuga Morning. Mychoriza is a microscopic fungus that lives in the soil that will form a symbiotic relationship with plant roots. It helps plants grow better and be more resistant and it protects plants from drought or too much water. Just a little bit with a young plant is all you need. It finds food for the plants.
     
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    Does it help all plants or mainly potatoes? How do you apply it?
     
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    Mychoriza helps 95% of plants. I get michoriza powder and use one application on young plants. I mix one teaspoon with a glass of water. And water the roots or sprinkle a bit of mychoriza powder in the planting hole of a fruit tree or other plants at transplanting time. The mychoriza need to come into contact with the plant roots. Mychoriza can be purchased over the internet. One application will increase the harvest of your plants by a significant amount. I will prepare a post at some stage soon all about mychoriza. I will need to do a fair bit of research and collate it to present it. Up until now I have bought mychoriza, but now I want to grow my own I will also post about this.
     
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