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Potatoes ready?

Hi all,

Are these potatoes in the pink bucket ready to harvest? They have gone droopy all of a sudden.
If so do i pull them up, or remove the plant and leave it for a while? (I think I read that somewhere). Thanks!


  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 22,588
    Did you send a photo? Which pink bucket? 🙂
    Early potatoes are ready when they finish flowering, June/July. I expect yours are late ones so when the foliage dies down. Are they in compost in a bucket? I hope there are drainage holes. Can you put your hand in and feel if there are potatoes ready to harvest?
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • jim10jim10 Posts: 17
    Oh I forgot to attach the pic  :D   They are charlotte potatoes planted mid July.

    Yes plenty of drainage holes!
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 22,588
    I planted my Charlottes end of March. I think they usually take 90 days.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • bcpathomebcpathome Posts: 1,249
    No I would say they need longer .
  • Well the tops are still green , so you could wait.Charlotte would normally be planted in March/April  and be more than ready by now. 
    AB Still learning

  • nick615nick615 Posts: 1,458
    I always put a note in my diary 14 weeks after the date I plant spuds to dig the first ones.
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