JoAnne Skelly
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August 19, 2013
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JoAnne Skelly: Don’t dig potatoes prematurely

I planted potatoes this year for the first time in a few years. I have been waiting for the plants to bloom, as that usually indicates it’s time to harvest new potatoes. However, my plants have never bloomed. I found out that some varieties bloom late or not at all. To check whether there are new potatoes big enough to dig up, I will have to gently dig into the ground and feel around for them. If you planted potatoes for storage and winter use, wait until the vines have died down and the potatoes are mature before digging them. …

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