[Homestead] potato Q
erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Fri Jul 24 10:12:16 EDT 2009
Clansgian at wmconnect.com wrote:
>>> Is it preferable to let them "harden",,, i.e. leave the larger ones in
>> the ground for a while so they store longer into winter?
> Yes, leave them in the ground as long as is practical. That's where they
> are at home. Some varieties of potatoes that I grow (for example, Yukon
> Gold) will often mature and die completely by the end of June. But I leave them
> in the ground until October or November else they will shrivel and
> deteriorate in the summer heat.
Thank you for that. Here I was beating myself up for not digging my
Yukon Golds this month and lo and behold, I have window of procrastination!
"Never expect magic from no where" Baringo (Kenyan) working motto
EarthNSky Farm, NW Georgia, USA
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