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Potatoes?!?!

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MoonPower Thu 13-Jul-17 11:47:29

Have grown some for the first time.
The plants are about a meter tall and bending sideways.
What should I do next? Do they need sticks?
How do you know when they're ready?
hmm

Kursk Thu 13-Jul-17 11:52:16

Have you added some extra soil to the base of them? I don't Normally stake them up

MoonPower Thu 13-Jul-17 11:59:20

Yes added it a while ago.

MoonPower Thu 13-Jul-17 11:59:38

They've got a bit crazy!

MoonPower Thu 13-Jul-17 13:21:16

Do you just kept adding it indefinitely?

SlowRiver Fri 14-Jul-17 09:31:51

Yes, keep adding it to cover any growing potatoes.

MoonPower Fri 28-Jul-17 17:29:36

So they have flowers now - is this ok?

BenjaminLinus Fri 28-Jul-17 20:07:33

Are they in the shade? It's unusual for potatoes to grow so tall. Have you had a little dig to see if they're 'new potato' size?

BenjaminLinus Fri 28-Jul-17 20:10:29

Don't worry about flowers, but if any fruit (look like little tomatoes) pick the fruit and destroy it as it's quite toxic.

MoonPower Sat 29-Jul-17 22:19:34

No! Will check tomorrow.
They are not in full sun - half the day in shade I'd say.

Ohyesiam Thu 03-Aug-17 21:39:37

I've growth potatoes for many years, and I've never got then a metre tall!
What did you discover when you dug down op?

MissBabbs Fri 04-Aug-17 12:49:15

Have a rummage - see if they are ready to eat.

tizwozliz Fri 04-Aug-17 18:52:39

My pototoes grew to about a metre this year, harvested one lot last week, they were more than ready.

SmiledWithTheRisingSun Wed 01-Nov-17 08:06:24

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