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    stressedoutmum2 is offline Seedling
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    Default Simply potatos

    Hi sorry to be a bore and ask what I am sure is a very obvious question - my first lot of potatos are flowering - I understand this means I have some potatos down there in fact dug some up to check!! but what do I do with the plant - do I dig the whole thing up or just take the potatos that are there and recover the roots in the hope of some more??? Do I harvest while they are flowering or do I have to wait until the flowers die off?? Oh its so confusing to a newbie like me

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    If you are careful you can pick off the bigger spuds and leave any small ones to grow on. Most people have a broggle or furtle to see what is under the soil and then decide how best to harvest. Enjoy them - there is nothing that tastes as good as a tattie you grew yourself!
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    stressedoutmum2 is offline Seedling
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    Thank you, I'll look forward to having a broggle and a furtle!!

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    go the whole hog and have a shufty too!

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    ...and a good fossick around while you're there!
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    stressedoutmum2 is offline Seedling
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    I'm beginning to wonder what I've got myself into here but it all sounds like good fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by stressedoutmum2 View Post
    Hi sorry to be a bore and ask what I am sure is a very obvious question - my first lot of potatos are flowering - I understand this means I have some potatos down there in fact dug some up to check!! but what do I do with the plant - do I dig the whole thing up or just take the potatos that are there and recover the roots in the hope of some more??? Do I harvest while they are flowering or do I have to wait until the flowers die off?? Oh its so confusing to a newbie like me
    Join the club! Glad you asked the question though - my pots are going mad - wasn't sure if it was normal or not lol!
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    markwcel is offline Sprouter
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    my pots are starting to flower but when i checked them they are at least a couple of weeks off being harvested

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