"Thanks to Megan for the pointer here.
I'm experimenting with growing on the laterals from the potato plants I already have from certified seed spuds. Does anyone have any experience with that and, if so, what are the management/ cultural…"
"I cut the sprouting eyes out of supermarket potatoes and plant them with good results
Sometimes I think that supermarket potatoes are tougher because they have been breed to grow with the least amount of problem I have found that the eyes are…"
"Agree with the above suggestions ( not too sure about putting horse poo into the mix though) Have used a mix of compost (seived to make it fine enough for small seeds like tomatoes), pumice and peat. Sand is also good if you dont have pumice.
"50% compost and 50% pumice makes a good medium. Or 60% Vermicast (worm poo from a worm farm) mixed with sand/pumice, ground glass or ground mussel shells also makes a good medium. Dust compost over the top and away you go!"
"I use a 50/50, compost /soil mix,this kind of mix will tend to strike lot of weeds so i make a pile of it months before its needed,over that time i keep turning it over so the the weeds germinate before its used."
"Depends where you are think Caroline,in some areas of NZ there's no bugs that attack our potato crops so that's why i don't think it really matters.
You say you had a crop which had hatched some kind of bug inside the your…"