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Old 08-28-2013, 07:20 AM   #1
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When to Harvest Potatoes

First of all, I had to refer to the dictionary prior to posting this thread so I didnt pull a Dan Quail.

Anyway, MY potato plants are starting to die back.

It is usually this weekend when I harvest them.

Problem is, I have som other plants / vines growing close, or even on the area needed to be harvested.

Im afraid if I harvest the potatoes now, I may harm the other plants, so I was wondering if there is any harm in delaying the harvest for a few weeks, until the other adjacent plants have died off.

Thanks,

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Old 08-28-2013, 08:42 AM   #2
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We harvest our potatoes in late September. They can stay in the ground after the plants die back. We harvest the stuff that can't wait ahead of the potatoes.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:22 AM   #3
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Thanks . Thats what I figured, just wanted some reassurance :)
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:32 PM   #4
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We harvest our potatoes in late September. They can stay in the ground after the plants die back. We harvest the stuff that can't wait ahead of the potatoes.
Yes, I do that too. Potatoes are the last. That is the good advice.
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:41 PM   #5
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We usually plant tomatoes and potatoes together. Takes up less space. When tomatoes are done we dig potatoes. Since we got no tomatoes from. 48 plants, I won't hold my breath on potatoes. Very bad garden year for us. Watering, but the weather is so odd this summer.
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:50 PM   #6
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We had an odd garden year this year too. The things that I usually cant grow ( cabbages, cauliflower ..) did great. The things that usually thrive ( cukes,tomatoes, stringbeans...) were an embarrassment.
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