Flowers but no potatoes

This is the first time I've grown potatoes in the ground (have grown in bags before).  I put in second early in mid March.  They've done really well and are now flowering.  A little early possibly to harvest but being impatient I thought I'd have a little look and there isn't any sign of potatoes.  Not even tiny ones.  Is this normal?  We've had lots of rain so I don't think water is the problem.  Any ideas?

Lil

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  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Sorry lil, ive never come accross this, do you know the variety? Maybe they just need a little longer. Stupid question time now, did you pull them up or use a fork? The reason i ask, is on heavier soils, the tubera may have been pulled off image
  • LilAmbarLilAmbar Posts: 43

    International kidney. I got in there with a fork.  I might sacrifice the whole plant and lift it properly to see what's going on.  At least that way I might have a clue what to do with the rest of the row.

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Thats probably what i would do too, please post the results, im interested to see what happens image
  • wrinkly1wrinkly1 Posts: 50

    new one to me. did you have any feed under them. too much nitrogen would give big tops.. keep us informed please.

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