Questions tagged: potatoes

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Beatrix
Answer: Hi Beatrix, harvest your potatoes when the tops die down.
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Tags: potatoes
Answered: 09:24AM, 10 Feb 2010
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George
Answer: Dear George, You seem to be doing well so far with growing your potatoes. You have done the correct thing by incorporating a granulated fertiliser ...
Answered: 04:04PM, 07 Oct 2011
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Sharon
Answer: Hi Sharon, So sorry that these insects have invaded your potato crop. It is likely that the damage, being the holes in your potatoes, has been cau...
Answered: 04:21PM, 10 Nov 2011
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barb
Answer: Hi Barb, Potatoes require high potassium which is found in fertilisers such as Thrive for Flower and Fruit. Cultivate between the rows to keep do...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Tags: potatoes
Answered: 02:21PM, 21 Dec 2011
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vincent
Answer: Hi Vincent, When preparing your garden beds you will need to turn over the soil to a spade’s depth to ensure that the soil is friable. Plant...
Answered: 09:52AM, 17 Jul 2012
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Russell
Answer: Hi Russell, In southern Queensland and warm to mild temperature districts, most gardeners prefer to grow a spring crop of potatoes (planted July to...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Tags: potatoes
Answered: 09:24AM, 10 Sep 2012
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michael
Answer: Hi Michael, I am not sure what has happened to your potatoes but perhaps I could give you some information that will help you in the future. The se...
Answered: 10:00AM, 18 Sep 2012
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Erin
Answer: Hi Erin, There is a viral disease called potato mosaic which causes the leaves to mottle and crinkle. Sometimes the leaf veins are blackened. Have ...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 09:05AM, 24 Sep 2012
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geoff
Answer: Hi Geoff, You would have bought these potatoes as certified tubers so they would have been disease free. There are insects that can attack the tube...
Answered: 09:53AM, 20 Dec 2012
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Kylie
Answer: Hi Kylie, It isn’t the conventional way of growing potatoes. The tuber is normally planted in rows into a furrow about 15cm deep in the grou...
Answered: 04:05PM, 07 Feb 2013
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Eugene...
Answer: Hi Eugene, It is more likely that your potatoes have been attacked by root knot nematodes. As well as affecting the roots of the potatoes the tube...
Answered: 12:39PM, 14 Mar 2013
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Alexander
Answer: Hi Alexander, In Sydney you can plant potatoes all year round – a spring crop planted from July to September and an autumn crop planted Janua...
Answered: 03:42PM, 15 Nov 2013
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Wendy
Answer: Hi Wendy, Depending upon which variety you have grown, it will take approx. 90 days from when you first planted the seed potatoes. Not all potatoe...
Answered: 03:40PM, 26 Sep 2014
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Margar...
Answer: Hello Margaret & Ian, Seed Potatoes are simply potatoes that have been certified as suitable for planting – there should be no significan...
Answered: 08:54PM, 12 Jun 2016