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Is it too late to plant potatoes?

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BoBoo Sun 19-Jun-11 12:36:28

I planted potatoes back in April/May, which are now all flowering. I was thinking maybe I could get some more in which would be ready around September. Everything I can read says to plant them when the last frosts have passed - is there any reason they wouldn't do well if I planted them now?

SenoritaViva Mon 20-Jun-11 08:53:54

You will need a different type of potato I think to plant now, there's also a greater risk of blight which first earlies (which you are likely to have) avoid. But you might live in a less blight ridden area in which case it might not get you at all.

GnomeDePlume Mon 20-Jun-11 13:42:19

I will be planting second crop potatoes in July (sometimes called Christmas potatoes). The varieties for these are generally the early/waxy type (which I like).

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