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    Hullo all, I had a minor repotting fumble a couple of weeks back, and managed to drop the tray from a modest height, obliterating most of the seedlings. However nature is finding a way and whilst I can't tell you which parent plant it came from, there is one particular seedling that shook itself off and is thriving.

     

    Picture to follow in Tuesday when I'm back.

     

    LS

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    I am down to two plants (through my own ineptitude), which I have finally potted up into a modest tub on the balcony.

     

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    Hopefully, moving them from the windowsill to the actual outdoors will encourage them to grow out rather than up...

     

    LS

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    Thanks Walker, the bigger plant had gone a bit leggy on the windowsill, and so its roots are almost at the bottom of that pot. By burying it up to its neck, I hope it'll produce side-shoots and set tubers.

     

    Fingers crossed. It's a healthy little thing otherwise.

     

    LS

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    This is a test using imgbb and should show the progress so far.

     

    There is a bit of yellowing to the leaves, which might be down to the shock of resettling. I've fed and watered it with a bit of BabyBio to see if that helps.

     

    The smaller of the two plants is, I'm afraid, not long for this world. I'll do my best, but don't get too attached, folks.

     

    LS

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    The smaller of the two plants is, I'm afraid, not long for this world. I'll do my best, but don't get too attached, folks.

    LS

     

    Have you named it yet?

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    Hi chaps, 

    Right, inspired by the chilli-growing thread, I thought I’d resurrect this one.

    Last year was a bit of a disaster, what with the seed-tray-dropping calamity, and various other issues :lol:

    So, I’ve decided to have another go. Bearing in mind that the seeds are yet another year old, I chucked a load in the propagator last week to see what would happen.

    Viability on the Maris Piper cross is very good - I now have a charming line of seedlings that are appreciating the sunshine. The Estima cross hasn’t got going yet, but there is the barest hint of something below the surface of the compost, so I shall be patient.

    LS

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    Hello all, I’ve pricked out a dozen of the healthiest seedlings of each batch.

    One of the Estima plants has got strange seed-leaves that have almost subdivided into pairs - perhaps a crazy new variety of potato?

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    LS

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    So, after keeping them more-or-less healthy indoors for much of the year, they all went out in June. Unfortunately, most got trampled/eaten during the ensuing months, and only one survived (which I believe is a Maris Piper x ???).

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    Anyway, the point is that I am now the disproportionate proud parent of four little baby potatoes!

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    The real challenge now is to preserve the potatoes until February. From those four little spuds, who knows what amazing new variety I might have discovered!

     

    LS

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    13 hours ago, lord_seagrave said:

    So, after keeping them more-or-less healthy indoors for much of the year, they all went out in June. Unfortunately, most got trampled/eaten during the ensuing months, and only one survived (which I believe is a Maris Piper x ???).

    EF3_FDFA8_AAEF_4_CFA_A2_A2_9047021_C330_

    Anyway, the point is that I am now the disproportionate proud parent of four little baby potatoes!

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    The real challenge now is to preserve the potatoes until February. From those four little spuds,

     

    LS

    who knows what amazing new variety I might have discovered!

     

    Fair play to you, a lot of effort for what seems at the present to be a very small reward. How ever, for example, all the Granny Smith`s apples in the world have all come from one trees cutting and propagation, so who knows, you may be feeding the world in a few years time.

    FB

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