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It's been at least 15 years since I had a garden. I can't remember how to tell when it is time to dig up the potatoes. Could someone please jog my old memory? Thanks!!!

-- Lori (ABaby72@aol.com), August 08, 1999


When the top vines have turned brown/"died"...most gardeners in my area are digging their potatoes now--except for the sweet varieties.

-- john (jahalder@infinet.com), August 08, 1999.

Lori, As above.Just dig up one root when you think they are ready & see whether they have reached the right size.If not leave for a while.

-- Chris (griffen@globalnet.co.uk), August 08, 1999.

If you want "new potatos"- to eat in summer- poke around after the plants have flowered- definitely past that now- and gently pry up some tubers to use as you will. for storage crops- wait til the vines have turned brown and died back-then happy digging!

-- farmer (hillsidefarm@drbs.com), August 08, 1999.

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