Potatoes!!!greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 (email@example.com), 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 08, 1999.