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Postby Durgan » Sep 04, 2008 6:10 am

Superior, Kennebec, Chieftain, Russian Blue. Pictures- Chitting to Harvest. An practical overview for the Home Gardener from personal experience.

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Re: Potatoes

Postby butterfly » Sep 17, 2008 9:41 pm

Durgan

My potatoe tops were hit with frost

I dug 2 plants up today. But I saw a lot of little ones still attached to the main plant

If I leave the rest of the plants in the ground for a month of so, will those little ones still grow?/

My haul from 2 plants I found the red ones not great big like white ones get. is that normal?

I was disappointment in their size, about like an orange size.

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Re: Potatoes

Postby Durgan » Sep 18, 2008 6:58 am

When the vegetation of potatoes dies off, the tubers quit growing. When frost hits it is time to dig all your potatoes. Like all plants the vegetation is producing food via interaction with the sun etc.,nothing more nothing less. Exception is mushrooms, and thye produce litle useful human food.

I might add, without plants man is similar to a rock, since he cannot produce any food.
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Re: Potatoes

Postby butterfly » Sep 18, 2008 1:04 pm

I thought I planted blue but they are red

I wonder how well these store

I hope as good as white ones
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