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Do I have to wait for my earlies to flower?


 
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Eamon
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:18 pm    Post subject: Do I have to wait for my earlies to flower? Reply with quote

Hey, I'm wondering if I should wait until my earlies flower before testing to see if they're ready. They're vigorous as hell, full bush and tall. I planted them on March 16th, but they took their time appearing. Once they did, though, they flew. What do I do, wait for flowers? They of the Maris species.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some potato varieties never flower.
If you're curious, choose one plant at the end of a row and sink your hand thru' the soil and grab a tuber. This'll give you the best indication to harvest.
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Eamon
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers for the reply. I didn't know that, about some never flowering. Right, I'll pop out in the morning and have a poke. Fingers crossed. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did that test dig and it's clear enough that they've still a way to go. They we're all pretty small, but we did get enough for dinner, So tasty. Very Happy I'll leave the rest sit for another few weeks. A couple had clear holes right through them. What's that from, slugs? Hope they leave off the rest.
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