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Are my maincrop potatoes ready?

I've been waiting for the foliage of my Desiree potatoes to yellow so that I can cut it off before harvesting the tubers in a couple of weeks. However,  the foliage still looks green and lush, even at the end of September! Should I keep waiting? 


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  • Allotment BoyAllotment Boy North London Posts: 5,830
    Yes it's worth checking soon as there is a risk of slug damage if you leave them in the ground too long.
    AB Still learning

  • nick615nick615 SW IrelandPosts: 1,246
    Always work on 14 weeks from date of sowing as a yardstick then, as Phillippa says, unearth a root to see what's there and proceed accordingly.
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