11th. April 2004.
have made quite remarkable progress since the last update. They are now in
15 segment trays and about 3 to 4 inches tall. They are now growing in a
night minimum of 7 F and are quite happy as you can see. They have been
potted on again in Westland Multi-purpose (green bag).
basket tubers have also moved ahead and the picture shows "Red
Cascade" planted up. The tubers are so large that I only plant one to a 14
inch basket. They are also in Westland Multi-Purpose because they are too
heavy if I use JI no2.
Most of the
cutting tubers are now planted up in their first pots in the same
compost. They are planted up by root development and not top growth size.
I like to move them on when the roots reach the bottom of the 24 cell
The adult tubers
are now just starting to move ahead after what seemed a slow start.
You will see that I have placed yellow sticky traps all over the
place. This because I have been suffering badly from Sciriad flies this
year and I find this the best way to catch them. I'm not sure they do much
harm but they certainly irritate. The tubers in the background are last
years "not good enough" seedlings and these I sell for garden use and they
are therefore started in early April.