I'm new to vegetable growing. I was given potatoes to plant by an allotment neighbour in August. They were growing beautifully, flowers appeared then suddenly they looked unwell. All the flowers have gone and practically no foliage left.
Variety: Hungarian Reds (apparently blight free)
Should I dig them up? Some people have advised this, some have advised leave them in the ground. I did dig one plant up, to which there were about 8 - 10 slightly bigger than new potatoes.
The person that gave them to me said we would have spuds for christmas, which I was really excited about....... If we dig them up, how do I store them and how long will they keep?