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Frost hit spuds!

Hi my Albert Bartlets got hit by frost in west yorkshire last week , i am not sure what to do? Should i dig them up?? Connie


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 14,458

    They will resprout from beneath soil level. Make sure they are well earthed up for the next month.

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  • connie77connie77 Posts: 117

    Thanku fidgetbones( great username by the way) i thought that might seal in disease? But i will give it a try 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 62,374

    I agree with Fidget. It'll slow them down a bit but they'll be fine as long as you keep earthing them up. Much better than fleecing. Sometimes both is good, but always earth up. 

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  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 3,854

    Mine got frosted last year. Earthed up as described by others they did fine

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  • This late frost and north wind after fine weather have caught a lot of plants out. My potatoes caught it too, and even the new leaves on the ivy on the top of a wall are blackened with frost. I've never seen frost-damaged ivy before.

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