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what is wrong with pots?

Postby paulw60 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:51 pm

planted Charlotte and maris piper in Sept ready for Xmas , but over the last week they have seriously wilted. What have I done wrong?
I planted as you see in bags , topped up as tops came through compost until full, have put one lot of pot fertilizer at start. Have attached a couple of pics
many thanks
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Re: what is wrong with pots?

Postby tigerburnie » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:48 pm

Frosted by the looks of things, they need to be in a greenhouse or cold frame really.
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Re: what is wrong with pots?

Postby paulw60 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:08 pm

Thank you, still fairly warm down here, but will move them to the greenhouse
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Re: what is wrong with pots?

Postby Westi » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:24 pm

Agree with Tiger! They have been nipped by frost, not lost though so tuck them in the greenhouse, maybe a seaweed foliar feed to perk up the undamaged leaves & keep a fleece handy for when a proper frost is forecasts unless your greenhouse is heated.
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Re: what is wrong with pots?

Postby paulw60 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:43 pm

thank you guys. fingers crossed we can still enjoy new pots xmas day!!
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Re: what is wrong with pots?

Postby Geoff » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:59 pm

Nearest weather station I can find to you suggests it has been nippy.

https://www.wunderground.com/personal-w ... 031/mmonth

If under Weather History you select Monthly Mode and click View you will see what I mean.

Had fish and chips on Pevensey Bay in the Summer, very pleasant - my son lives at Stone Cross (but he doesn't garden).
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Postby paulw60 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:06 pm

moved from woking 5 years ago, caravanned here for 18+ years so obvious we would finish up here, very mild weather but wind is a nightmare! will check the link thank you
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Re: what is wrong with pots?

Postby Primrose » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:30 pm

Had connections with that part of the world for many years Paul until a couple of years ago so know the area well . Yes, anywhere near the seafront or even inland can get pretty windy and I suspect even if you didn't have a frost the wind chill factory will have affected the foliage badly. Keep in the greenhouse now and throw over some fleece or an old net curtain at night for added protection. (There are enough charity shops in Bexhill to supply protective net curtains for all the gardeners in Sussex I reckon !)
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Re: what is wrong with pots?

Postby paulw60 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:46 pm

Primrose wrote:Had connections with that part of the world for many years Paul until a couple of years ago so know the area well . Yes, anywhere near the seafront or even inland can get pretty windy and I suspect even if you didn't have a frost the wind chill factory will have affected the foliage badly. Keep in the greenhouse now and throw over some fleece or an old net curtain at night for added protection. (There are enough charity shops in Bexhill to supply protective net curtains for all the gardeners in Sussex I reckon !)

thank you, we have a big box of nets from when we moved, so best dig them out!!
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Re: what is wrong with pots?

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:41 am

If you bring them in they may grow some more leaves, but they'll struggle to grow larger tubers if they've no leaves and the light is restricted by day length and being covered with fleece. Good luck.
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Re: what is wrong with pots?

Postby k.green » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:07 pm

Bringing them into a greenhouse may help, also as the weather gets colder you can consider adding specialised heaters to your greenhouse - I've found these ones helped me last winter https://www.harrodhorticultural.com/pal ... d9175.html
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Re: what is wrong with pots?

Postby paulw60 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:54 pm

thank you, have moved to greenhouse on pallets to keep off concrete, sadly most of foliage has gone. fingers crossed I might get some spuds!!
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