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Is it too late to  dig in 1st early potatoes 

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  • GemmaJFGemmaJF Posts: 2,286
    edited April 2020
    No not too late. Doing my first earlies next week. A lot of the advice we find is for 'early everything'. It's far easier to go too early (considering the huge variation in local conditions) than it is to be too late.

    Here the clay is barely warming up. Would not have been workable in March. By Good Friday is a local saying for tatties. (Not that Good Friday is fixed date each year).
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    Perfect time for me in the midlands; All of mine are going in over the next few days, 1st, 2nd and maincrop.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,483
    edited April 2020
    Perfect time for me in the midlands; All of mine are going in over the next few days, 1st, 2nd and maincrop.
    Same  here  :D  well, only earlies here ... but you get my drift ... 
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  • GemmaJFGemmaJF Posts: 2,286
    Same here, they all go in within a few days of each other. I chit the first earlies and second earlies, don't bother chitting the main crop, but they'll all be in the ground this week. It is the only way I can justify all those Easter eggs, having done plenty of potato planting the week before.  :)
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