When are potatoes ready for harvest??
8 CommentsWednesday, 3 July 2013 | SimplySeed
There's nothing to beat the taste of fresh new potatoes, however it's one of those questions that every new grower asks - "When are my potatoes ready for harvest??'
Actually it's not that daft, you can't see them like tomatoes and by harvesting early, you are beating all those high prices in the shops....
For First Earlies and Second Early varieties there will be no tubers until the plants have flowered, so don't even bother trying until then. Once the plants have finished flowering, then its worth trying a test dig.
Only harvest what you need for a couple of days at a time. Leave the rest to grow on - they will not increase tuber count, but the tubers already there will increase in size, its amazing the difference a week can make. The variety shown in the video and the photographs below is Arran Pilot.
Maincrop varieties are best left until mid-september onwards before harvesting as these are the varieties you will store and the skins need to be set first if they are going to last.
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