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Potato Fertiliser

Discussion in 'Edible Gardening' started by Denton Dave, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. Denton Dave

    Denton Dave Gardener

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    Hi All

    Has any one used Marshalls Organic Extra compost for potatoes if so what are the results, last year I had my worst year ever and I think I need to add something.

    I have compost but only stuff I have made from grass cuttings and vegetable waste with some cardboard thrown in for good measure.

    Dave
     
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    That'll be a well balanced compost with the added cardboard :thumbsup:

    I usually make a liquid feed for the spuds, cramming a load of weeds into a bucket of water :)
     
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    • Denton Dave

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      Ok great that sounds like a good idea. I have ordered the fertiliser from marshalls see what that's like

      Cheers
       
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      • Denton Dave

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        Is it worth me going to the horse stables and getting a load of horses muck to chuck over the whole area and let it slowly rot down for a few weeks before I plant the spuds.

        Or even chuck it on the run the rotovator over it again?

        Dave
        Muck Chucker !!
         
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        It'll rot down better in a heap, pile it up around a bit of drainpipe, then pull the pipe out to let some air in the middle, takes about 6 weeks :)
         
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          Horses manure is full of WEEDS what they eat passes through, so unless the manure is from Racing Stables or a winter fed on hay and oats, you are creating problems unless you let it well rot down
           
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            Thanks both for your comments, I will try to find the older stuff at the horse stables, good job you said that Jack, great tip saved me a lot of weeding.

            Thanks Zigs as always great advice

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