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  crochetkim's Potatoes x 3 Harvesting

Plant: Potato (Solanum tuberosum) | Variety: All blue

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3 potato bags

5/5/12 The Google-fu is strong and it looks like my potatoes are being attacked by the Colorado Potato Beetle:

http://www.ca.uky.edu/entomology/entfacts/ef312.asp

5/5/12 Sprayed everything with Green Light Neem Concentrate

5/5/12 Inspected the bottom of the leaves and found a wee bunch of about a dozen small yellow eggs. Got rid of it immediately. Here’s hoping the Neem works because I really don’t want to have to bring out the “big guns”.

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Potato (3218)
Variety
All blue (63)

Sown from my Potato, blue Tubers.

crochetkim's Potatoes Care Instructions

If sowing directly, aim to sow 5.85 inches (15.0 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 11.7 inches (30.0 cm).

Potato 'All blue' normally tends to reach to a mature height of 1.20 metres [imperial: 3.90 feet] so ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant.

Your garden has full sun light - try to position in a partial sun location instead.

Remember to water moderately.

A soil ph of between 5.0 and 6.0 is ideal for Potato 'All blue' as it does best in acidic soil so test your soil acidity often.

More information about Potatoes is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Potatoes Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.

Milestones

  • 04 Jun 2012
    Harvesting

    Harvesting day 80

    Harvested all the potatoes because they started dying down. The biggest one is about 4".

    item 6.0 lb

  • 08 May 2012

    Flowering day 53

    Just one flower so far but I’ll take it. :-)

  • 05 May 2012

    Budding day 50

    Being munched by some sort of black & beige striped beetle

  • 15 Apr 2012
    Growing

    Growing day 30

  • 04 Apr 2012

    Showing True Leaves day 19

  • 31 Mar 2012

    Sprouting day 15

    Yeah, baby! The potatoes have sprouted!

  • 16 Mar 2012

    Sown day 0

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