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Im planting potatoes for the first time, they are in pots. My seed potatoes should be ready to plant out need week, they have plenty of dark shoots. Is next week to early as frosty in the mornings or is that ok? 


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,263
    I don't grow spuds but my reply will bump up your query where someone else will be able to help  :)
    I'd think as long as the ground isn't frozen when you plant them, they should be ok.
    But don't quote me on that  ;) 

    Mild frosts aren't much of a problem usually, as long as it's lifted when you actually plant. I planted/moved loads of things recently during a spell of five or six consecutive frosty days. All fine. It does depend on the general conditions and the plants though.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 84,044
    edited March 2022
    Farmers in East Anglia on light land have been planting potatoes for a few weeks now.  I'd plant them now ... it'll take them a few weeks before their leaves appear,  but when the leaves peek through be ready to earth them up if frosts are forecast.  

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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