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Strange problem with my potato plants

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BuddingGardener Fri 03-Jul-15 16:51:25

There was heavy rain the other night and a few of my potato plants fell over!
I put more soil around the base of the ones that had fell and mounded it up and they seem fine
There is heavy rain & wind forecast so I'm worried they may get damaged.
Is there anything I can do?
This is my first time growing potatoes, should they be so big?

SaskiaRembrandtWasFramed Fri 03-Jul-15 17:02:38

Not an expert on potatoes, but I think the size is fine. Just keep adding soil as they grow. If you're worried about them being damaged maybe support them with sticks and stick?

Hopefully someone who knows more will be along shortly smile

SaskiaRembrandtWasFramed Fri 03-Jul-15 17:03:22

sticks and string - autocorrect loves to make me look silly

lljkk Fri 03-Jul-15 17:33:23

Ours are huge, too. They luffs this weather. We have forgot to pile soil up on them, so thanks for the reminder.

PotteringAlong Fri 03-Jul-15 17:47:33

I've has to stake up my potato plants!

BuddingGardener Fri 03-Jul-15 18:23:59

Thanks I've bought 2 bags of soil
I've got beetroot in there as well can I mound that as well or do I only mound the potatoes?
I am new to gardening so didn't plant in rows, just scattered willy nilly blush so it's very difficult to get near the middle & back. I won't do that again. There is a reason they are planted in rows.

purplemurple1 Fri 03-Jul-15 18:30:48

We've never had ours fall over and we live on a windy hillside next time maybe plant them a bit deeper.
We grow lots but use machinery to plough and plant so I'm not much real help either.

BuddingGardener Fri 03-Jul-15 20:17:00

I made the vegetable patch a few months ago I dug up the grass and put a few bags of soil on it. In hindsight I should have put a lot more soil down. It a steep learning curve this gardening isn't it?

purplemurple1 Fri 03-Jul-15 21:04:01

Yh I've grown pots for yr but can not get veg to grow with any consistency at all, really annoying and fun at the same time.

BuddingGardener Fri 03-Jul-15 22:58:40

I can't wait to cook my potatoes smile

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