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Newbie question - re-plant first/second earlies?

Afternoon folks, 

We've had a relatively small crop of our first early new potatoes from our containers at home. They were at least very tasty.

We have got 4 pots of second earlies that should be ready in the next few weeks.

This is possibly a daft question, but if we were to keep a couple of the tubers and pop them on the window would they typically grow some shoots and be suitable to re-plant? Or is there a good reason to not grow more new potatoes over the summer?

We do have a deep bed full of main crop at the allotment for later in the year just wondering if we can stretch new potato season into the autumn...




  • SkandiSkandi Northern DenmarkPosts: 1,447
    Potatoes generally have a dormancy period so it's unlikely that the ones you have just harvested will sprout in time to do anything this year. There are many different potato types but they will all give "new" potatoes if you dig them early, floury types won't give what you are looking for but any of the waxy salad potatoes can be planted later for a later crop of new potatoes. I grow 5 different types of "new" potatoes (Solist, Folva, Sava, Aliance, Dita)and they crop over 3 months giving continuous new potatoes, even though they are all planted at the same time. The later ones can be stored for salad potatoes round until next May.
  • GemmaJFGemmaJF Posts: 2,286
    Search 'Late Season Potatoes' it's something I only just came across but apparently it is possible to plant early varieties in late summer July to end of August. Though from what @Skandi is saying, it would be case of ordering seed potatoes that are prepared for it, rather than replanting spuds that are cropping now.

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