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Questions About Potato Plants

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Anonymous on
July 19, 2019

Q. Best soil fertiliser for potato harvesting

Hi there,

I am new to horticulture and I am in need of a lot of help with the best soil conditions, best irrigation, best pesticides (hopefully a natural pesticide like egg shells or something), best practices etc. I have about 50 flat hectares and would like to utilise all 50 hectares with fresh potatoes. Any tips on which type are best to grow? Thanks. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Kindest regards,

Ben

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Downtoearthdigs on
July 19, 2019
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Asked by
Raggedyannie on
July 21, 2019
St. Croix Falls, WI

Q. Why aren’t my potatoes blossoming?

My potatoes came up looking beautiful. After approx. 30 days were hit by Japanese beetles. Got them under control, plants still looking Skeletony but recovering yet, they have no blossoms. Now, they are approx. 55 days old. Reds and golds, could they be non-flowering?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 22, 2019
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Anonymous on
September 16, 2019

Q. Storage of potatoes in the house

How do you store potatoes so that they will not sprout?

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
September 17, 2019
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Here are storage tips even if you did not grow them yourself. The key is a cool environment such as the fridge for longer storage. But don't store with apples or other fruit that give off gases that could induce sprouting.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/potato/storing-garden-potatoes.htm

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Anonymous on
September 27, 2019

Q. planting picasso potatoes to be ready for christmas

can I plant Picasso maincrop potatoes in a greenhouse at the end of september to be ready for christmas
My e mail address is home@martinchambers.f9.co.uk
Many thanks
Martin Chambers

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
September 28, 2019
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Picasso potatoes mature in 125 to 140 days. Picasso is normally a maincrop variety that produces huge yields. It doesn't look like they would be ready for Christmas.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/potato/types-of-potatoes.htm

https://www.thompson-morgan.com/p/potato-picasso/tka8402TM

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Asked by
Robyn Rodda on
October 4, 2019
Moama Australia

Q. I have a plant appearing in my veggie patch

that I don’t remember planting. When I google it, it says that it could be some kind of potato plant, but I didn’t plant this. It is close to the tomato plant

Answered by
BushDoctor on
October 4, 2019
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Oh yea.... that's definitely a potato. Maybe a dropped eye, or from a previous crop accidentally left in the ground?

This article will help you to care for it: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/potato/how-to-grow-potatoes-when-to-plant-potatoes.htm

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