Wednesday, February 25, 2009

New Potatoes

This week's 'Food Programme' on Radio 4 discusses potatoes, with sound bites from our local Potato Fair. You can listen again on line if you've missed it.

Here is an update on the growth of my true potato seedlings sown January 18th. I've pricked out 50 - though there was no way of telling which ones might be of real interest - I had to limit the numbers as I haven't yet figured out where I'm going to grow them on.


Maus said...

They look very healthy. I take care of some little, littel tomato-plants. But they are sooo thin at the moment - I fear they are too weak to survive.
My thumbs are not so green than yours.
Many greetings - Marion

Misshathorn said...

They probably need more light. Do you have a grow lamp? My set-up is a bit higglety pigglety, but I have a large bulb (mercury) hovering above the seedlings which is on for 8 hours a day.

Anonymous said...

I haven't started mine yet as I was timing them to start with tom sowing. Perhaps I should get on with it?

Misshathorn said...

Oh, you'd better not follow my lead, I'm just making it up as I go along. They did take longer to germinate than tomatoes by a couple of weeks. I may start some more for insurance against this experiment's failure.