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Q.growing potatoes in pots

Zone Ashland, OR 97520 | Anonymous added on June 26, 2020 | Answered

an organic potato sprouted before I could eat it; I cut it up and planted in a couple of pots in organic soil. Plants look really happy! How do I know when to harvest them as fingerlings? How do I continue to propagate them? Thanks! No ability to upload a photo, i don’t have a smart phone.

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Answered on June 29, 2020

Unless these are actually fingerling varieties, I think you're just hoping to harvest them before they grow large. I know with regular-sized potatoes, waiting until the leaves turn yellow means the potatoes are mature, so you may want to just pull one up or feel around in the soil before the leaves turn yellow to judge how much more growth you want for them. Here are a couple articles:


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