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My little hill of potatoes has very, very large greenery coming out of it. Maybe that's a bad sign, but I don't want to dig around and disturb anything.
When should i "harvest" the potato(es ??, Hah!). Do you go by the color of the leaves, or lack thereof, or just go pocking around?
I hate to ruin my little trove.
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Like Ed says, when they die back. Most years, we keep them in the ground until fall and then dig them. We've lost some to rot that way, but very few. It keeps them cooler during the warmer end of summer.
 

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Our friend Virgil says, "I wait until the tops die from frost, then let them set in there another few weeks, or longer. I always get them before they freeze. They need to stay in the ground to get the skins tougher, so they keep better."

Of course this is for growing potatoes in the far north.

Virgil develped the new variety BC Red. He just got offical certification. Yea!

Alex
 
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