Anyone sown anything so far ?

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Re: Anyone sown anything so far ?

Post by Dim » Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:51 pm

and here's an easy way to grow them (instead of buying plug plants) .... just make sure that you buy a few organic sweet potatoes and (hopefully) they are/were not sprayed with chemicals when harvested:

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Re: Anyone sown anything so far ?

Post by Dave Brown » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:52 am

Dim wrote:and here's an easy way to grow them (instead of buying plug plants) .... just make sure that you buy a few organic sweet potatoes and (hopefully) they are/were not sprayed with chemicals when harvested:
I did grow them once, but they are a tropical version of Bell Bind :ahhh!: ,so I had an urge to pull them out every time I saw the leaves. Now, if we could eat Bell Bind I'd be classed as a farmer :lol:
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Re: Anyone sown anything so far ?

Post by Dim » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:47 pm

here's a link to 2 places that supply unusual seeds/veg/flowers that I found on another forum and which is highly spoken of, and which are reasonably priced:

Pennards:

http://www.pennardplants.com/products.php?cat=430

(some edible dahlias there)

and the other is Chase organic:

http://www.organiccatalogue.com/Seeds/c ... 593a823316
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Re: Anyone sown anything so far ?

Post by Kristen » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:29 am

Dim wrote:it has not done much as is still the same size with the same amount of leaves on the plant
Can you put something akin to a Bell-cloche over it for the time being? If its really small a 2L Pop bottle with the bottom cut off (and the cap opened) would do perhaps?
Dim wrote:and here's an easy way to grow them (instead of buying plug plants)
I've done that. Biggest problem I had was that the supermarket tubers took ages to sprout - I reckon they had been sprayed with a growth inhibitor. Easier in following years starting from your own, saved, tubers. Thus might be easiest to start with a bought-in plant that is already underway. Starting from a supermarket tuber probably best done in the middle of Winter to give it enough time to be ready for planting out in the Spring.
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