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Potatoes - Only one is flowering

Hi, I planted a whole bed full of Accent first earlies in late march. The plants look healthy and strong. One of them has flowered, but no more in the whole bed.... All were planted at the same time. Do you think they're ready? Should I have a rummage or wait for the rest to flower? Thanks Jason


  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,967

    I would have a rummage. Sometimes when potatoes are really happy they don't bother to flower. I'm harvesting mine now.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Jason CookJason Cook Posts: 139
    Thanks Lizzie, ill have a rummage tonight and see what i can find ????
  • BoaterBoater Posts: 241

    Thanks Lizzie, I had a similar question, none of mine have flowered but should all now be about due. I already asked my dad but he was a bit unsure. I'll have another rummage at the weekend and see if anything seems to have developed in the bags - it hadn't a couple of weeks ago when I checked the Arran Pilots.

    I was starting to worry about the wind damaging the foliage, why is it still so windy, will it ever end?

  • mine have not got any flowers,om either,they are miris piper,to be honest i dont know much about potatoes.need help,

  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923

    sometimes earlies just don't flower,

    I had some red duke of York, the ones I planted in my garden didn't flower, the ones I planted at my allotment less than a mile away all flowered (quite large purple flowers too! image)

  • Jason CookJason Cook Posts: 139
    Last year none of my potatoes flowered either, must be my garden!
  • No expertNo expert Posts: 415

    Some first earlies don't flower for some reason. Am digging Sharpes Express at the moment, no flowers. Home Guard beside them have none either. British Queens sown 3 weeks later are in flower. Have a good rummage around and enjoy the fruits of your labours.

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