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Postby TreacleSponge » Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:26 pm

Things to do with a WL bag #1: Chuck an old potato into some dirt and use it to grow your own tatties ....
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Re: Things to do with a Whisky Live bag

Postby Reggaeblues » Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:15 pm

...but remember to first remove any bottles /samples you might have procured at the exhibition, but forgotten about because you were...ahem...under the influence of all those cask strength freebies!!

Is it my natural charm, or are the exhibitors generally fairly generous?

In my bag when I got home were a couple of "vouchers!"

I never used 'em, forgot I had them, first because the "offical voucher " samples were so measly, and second because I was given generous FREE samples of: a new glenmorangie, 2 CS ardbegs, one 25 YO OMC PE, an OMC 36 YO glen grant, 2 portions of the Yummyzaki 18, a Bowmore 18 and a S'bank 15.

Ten in all!

That's as far as I can recall...by then my memory was not at its best, and the road back to Victoria station looked very different to how it did 3 hours earlier.
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Re: Things to do with a Whisky Live bag

Postby martin grant » Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:47 pm

Great idea Treacle!

Now you just need to decide - baked, boiled, chipped, mashed or roasted. What kind of potato did you throw in the bag.

I love my tatties. Just gutted you can't count them as one of your 5 a day.
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Re: Things to do with a Whisky Live bag

Postby Di Blasi » Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:20 pm

Very cool TreacleSponge! And your own potatoes, too! Is one bag the "peated" version and the other "non-peated??"
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Re: Things to do with a Whisky Live bag

Postby Ganga » Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:23 pm

Look more like sherry and rum matured tatties to me. :P
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Re: Things to do with a Whisky Live bag

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:35 pm

martin grant wrote:I love my tatties. Just gutted you can't count them as one of your 5 a day.

You can't? Well that's me screwed then.
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Re: Things to do with a Whisky Live bag

Postby mikeymad » Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:13 pm

Could be used for a little Cannabis sativa. And they are portable.... :insane:

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Re: Things to do with a Whisky Live bag

Postby Di Blasi » Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:52 pm

mikeymad wrote:Could be used for a little Cannabis sativa. And they are portable.... :insane:

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Leave it to the Californian to come up with that one, good one Mikey!!
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Re: Things to do with a Whisky Live bag

Postby TreacleSponge » Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:11 pm

martin grant wrote:Now you just need to decide - baked, boiled, chipped, mashed or roasted. What kind of potato did you throw in the bag.

I don't really know what I planted - you know when you find a handful of old potatoes in the bottom of the veg basket and you know you're never going to eat them? That's what I used. They were small - maybe new potatoes or charlottes, something like that.

They've been on the go for 3 months so I think I'll find out what they are soon. I wonder if I should be harvesting them. Does anyone know how to tell when they're done? :o
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Re: Things to do with a Whisky Live bag

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:23 pm

I've been in the bag for over thirty years, and I'm not done yet.
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Re: Things to do with a Whisky Live bag

Postby les taylor » Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:46 pm

Nick we have one of them as well. I don't think she's in a bag though. :)
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Re: Things to do with a Whisky Live bag

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:09 pm

TreacleSponge wrote:
They've been on the go for 3 months so I think I'll find out what they are soon. I wonder if I should be harvesting them. Does anyone know how to tell when they're done? :o



Have they flowered yet if so usually a couple of weeks after the flowers disappear. But a bit harder to test from your bag. At home we'd have a few drills (rows) of spuds and you could dig at just one to test and you'd know fair easily.

Good luck with them :thumbsup:
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Re: Things to do with a Whisky Live bag

Postby TreacleSponge » Thu Jul 17, 2008 4:04 pm

Thanks IWC, that's really helpful. I've got 6 plants and one of them has a solitary flower, so I'll wait a wee while longer then :thumbsup:
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Re: Things to do with a Whisky Live bag

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:02 pm

TreacleSponge wrote:Thanks IWC, that's really helpful. I've got 6 plants and one of them has a solitary flower, so I'll wait a wee while longer then :thumbsup:



Was talking to my dad ..... for new potatoes 2 to 3 weeks after the flowers have completely died off (So I got that bit right). However for regular spuds you can leave them till the stalks die down and then you have to dig them all up. So you can leave them in the earth as you need them really. However with only Six stalks you'll probably have them used up by then.

Hope they turn out fine for you..... :thumbsup:
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Re: Things to do with a Whisky Live bag

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:51 am

TS, if you did leave a sample mini in the bags, don't expect a Highland park plant full of bottles.

Also, it isn't true that if you plant a mini 5cl bottle it grows into a full size 70cl one.
No matter how much fertiliser you use!
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Re: Things to do with a Whisky Live bag

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:02 am

Malt-Teaser wrote:TS, if you did leave a sample mini in the bags, don't expect a Highland park plant full of bottles.

Shame. It would have such pretty flowers.
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Re: Things to do with a Whisky Live bag

Postby TreacleSponge » Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:16 pm

Well I couldn't wait any longer cos it's just too exciting :mrgreen: I emptied out a bag and lookee what I got - my own potatoes, all my own work! I'm soooo proud and I know I'm far more excited about this than I should be, but I think it's just brilliant!!
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I'll let some of the others age a little longer, maybe think about different finishings. Who'd have thought a bag of tatties would be so much fun? :D
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Re: Things to do with a Whisky Live bag

Postby les taylor » Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:45 pm

Treacle that's fantastic. I can't believe you got all those spuds out of one bag. Good work. :thumbsup:
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Re: Things to do with a Whisky Live bag

Postby Di Blasi » Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:54 pm

Very cool TreacleSponge! I'll bet they're gonna taste better than any other potatoes you've ever had!
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Re: Things to do with a Whisky Live bag

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:19 pm

Excellent TS they look the part ... enjoy :thumbsup:
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