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Asked by
mattl on
April 17, 2011

Q. Potatoes

When I harvest some potatoes can I put back mulch and soil together to grow more potatoes?

Answered by
Heather on
April 17, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

You can harvest a few potatoes from a potato plant and leave other on the plant to get larger and for some smaller potatoes to develop as well. But, this will only happen if you leave the potato plant largely intact and only harvest a few potatoes at a time.

If you pull up the whole plant and remove the potatoes and replant the plant, it will likely die and if it does not, it will not have the time or energy to grow more potatoes before them end of the season.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 20, 2011

Q. Planting Potatoes

What is the correct way to plant seed potatoes?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 21, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 21, 2011

Q. Harvest Potatoes

How will I know when to harvest my potatoes?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 22, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Typically, you harvest potatoes when the foliage dies back.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 15, 2011

Q. Potato

I am growing potatoes for the first time. I cut each seed potato so that each one had a couple of eyes on it. Now each potato has sprouted multiple shoots. Should I cut all but one per plant or let them all grow?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 16, 2011
Certified Expert
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You can let all of the sprouts grow.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 18, 2011

Q. Frost to Potato Plants

We experienced frost early Sunday morning that damaged my potato plants (leaves are all brown) that were planted in April. Will the plants survive and produce potatoes or will I need to pull them out and replant?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 19, 2011
Certified Expert
Asked by
Anonymous on
May 19, 2011

Q. Potato Planting

How do you plant a seed potato?

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