Rick F. In article email@example.com, Pat wrote:
"Zootal" firstname.lastname@example.org wrote in message
I planted a patch of potatoes mid spring. My girls took a bad o
potatoes that had started to grow, cut them up, and buried them. Th
grew like crazy, hit about 3 feet tall. Now, they are starting to di
no reason that I can see. Is this normal? I thought they would gro
frost killed them. There are no diseases I'm aware, no obvious insect
damage. Plus I can actually see the tops of several potatoes on the
surface, is that also normal? Never grown potatoes before, did no
what to expect.
Probably ready to eat. Dig some up and check them out.
Yup.. That's what potatoes do from what I've seen.. We already ate our
kids had fun digging them up.. Ours were the small red variety and wer
You can let them stay in the ground for a while if you don't want t
all out at the same time -- at least from what I've seen. Our plant
were all but
dead for probably a month here in the LA area and I when we dug the
up, they were
still just as good -- no problems at all..
yup sounds like u got taters there ready for the plate lol. one thin
that i would do though if u are planning on keeping your potatoes i
the ground for a little while is to hoe up the ground on either side o
the potatoes--this is called hilling and should be done throughout th
growing season of potatoes--to cover up any potatoes that are showin
so that the potatoes dont turn green in colour from exposure t
sunlight as green potatoes arent good to eat.
good luck and hope u get a bountiful harvest :). cyaaaa, sockiescat