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    Potatoes have been very hit and miss here so this season we have purchased some cheap potato bags to give them a trial.
    But at the same time I am building a new raised bed, partly filling with some of the left-over packing sand to try and leaven this heavy clay soil a bit.
    Bed is not too big being 3000 * 1100MM and only 200mm deep. Raked it over just now [ 11:00] and I am just going to sprinkle on some green manure in the form of Borlotti beans and mustard seed. It's a little late but I expect the seed potatoes from Tassie to get here in 2 weeks time.
    For those of you who have used the woven or non-woven potato bags how have you found them and are they reusable for a longish time?
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    I couldn't make my mind up and I couldn't get a definitive answer from the middle child who has the degree in horticulture so I'm doing both.
    Some spuds in the ground and some in growbags. I hope it works out cheaper than simply buying spuds but then Safeway never has Kipflers as they don't ship or store well. I have 9 grow bags planted with Kipflers
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    Update
    With all the rain we've had the growbag spuds are not doing well at all, I'll wait and see but this year it may well be a failure. Nettles however are 40 foot tall or at least it feels that way when pulling them up for compost tea
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    Going forward I hope the weather is conductive for growing fruit and vegs coz the last few months have been terrible here.

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