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Old 05-04-2003, 07:33 AM
Tom Elliott
 
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I planted a variety of potatoes I had in my cupboard - they were all
growing shoots so I thought I'd give them a chance.

After a long time of inactivity, they suddenly threw up a huge cluster
of large and healthy looking leaves. Now they are flowering.

My question is - when do I harvest? I haven't grown potatoes before,
so I'm clueless as to when to start digging for them.

Tom.


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Old 05-04-2003, 07:33 AM
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Good morning Tom. Normally you would wait until the plants die and start
turning brown( at least 3/4 of the plant is brown). Dig one or two and check
the results. If they are little, leave them another week or so.

Keep them watered "regularly", but not necessarily a lot. I water mine once
every 3 or 4 days, when the ground seems to be drying out. The longer you
leave them in the ground, the larger the potatoes will be. By the way, I
used two bags I found at the store that has started sprouting. I cut them
into pieces and let them dry before planting like we are supposed to. Gave
them plenty of water and attention and when I dug them up, I got one or two
per plant. The ones I had received from a catalog company give me 3 to 6
each plant.




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I planted a variety of potatoes I had in my cupboard - they were all
growing shoots so I thought I'd give them a chance.

After a long time of inactivity, they suddenly threw up a huge cluster
of large and healthy looking leaves. Now they are flowering.

My question is - when do I harvest? I haven't grown potatoes before,
so I'm clueless as to when to start digging for them.

Tom.


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Old 05-04-2003, 07:33 AM
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g'day tom,

as dwayne said or you can even leave it until after the plants have
well and truely died off.

len

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Old 05-04-2003, 07:33 AM
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The Australian Vegetable Garden by Clive Blazey recommends harvest at 120
days 30 days after flowering. Good Luck. Heather.
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I planted a variety of potatoes I had in my cupboard - they were all
growing shoots so I thought I'd give them a chance.

After a long time of inactivity, they suddenly threw up a huge cluster
of large and healthy looking leaves. Now they are flowering.

My question is - when do I harvest? I haven't grown potatoes before,
so I'm clueless as to when to start digging for them.

Tom.


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