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    Hi sorry to be a bore and ask what I am sure is a very obvious question - my first lot of potatos are flowering - I understand this means I have some potatos down there in fact dug some up to check!! but what do I do with the plant - do I dig the whole thing up or just take the potatos that are there and recover the roots in the hope of some more??? Do I harvest while they are flowering or do I have to wait until the flowers die off?? Oh its so confusing to a newbie like me

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    If you are careful you can pick off the bigger spuds and leave any small ones to grow on. Most people have a broggle or furtle to see what is under the soil and then decide how best to harvest. Enjoy them - there is nothing that tastes as good as a tattie you grew yourself!
    Happy Gardening,
    Shirley

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    • #3
      Thank you, I'll look forward to having a broggle and a furtle!!

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      • #4
        go the whole hog and have a shufty too!

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        • #5
          ...and a good fossick around while you're there!
          Whoever plants a garden believes in the future.

          www.vegheaven.blogspot.com Updated March 9th - Spring

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          • #6
            I'm beginning to wonder what I've got myself into here but it all sounds like good fun

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            • #7
              Originally posted by stressedoutmum2 View Post
              Hi sorry to be a bore and ask what I am sure is a very obvious question - my first lot of potatos are flowering - I understand this means I have some potatos down there in fact dug some up to check!! but what do I do with the plant - do I dig the whole thing up or just take the potatos that are there and recover the roots in the hope of some more??? Do I harvest while they are flowering or do I have to wait until the flowers die off?? Oh its so confusing to a newbie like me
              Join the club! Glad you asked the question though - my pots are going mad - wasn't sure if it was normal or not lol!
              Best love

              Steelsy
              xxx

              www.myspace.com/steelsy

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              • #8
                my pots are starting to flower but when i checked them they are at least a couple of weeks off being harvested

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                • #9
                  Ours are too. but as were on holiday for a fortnight, they will be just right when we get home.

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                  • #10
                    I always dig the whole haulm up once I know there is a harvest underneath. Probably because I am always wanting the ground for the next crop. I tried some three weeks ago and they were a bit small (really nice though). I dug some yesterday and they are ready for harvesting so I will dig whenever I need potatoes now.

                    Ian

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