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Harvested potatoes too early?? Can I replant?

This is my first attempt at growing potatoes. I may have harvested them too early. I did get some decent sized ones but most were really small however the root system at the bottom of the plant still has teeny tiny potatoes stuck to them. Can I replant those and will they grow?


  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,024

    I have no idea but go ahead and try it and report back. What have you got to lose?

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • BobFlannigonBobFlannigon Posts: 619

    Highly unlikely they'll do anything.  You'd be far better off planting new ones for a late crop, at least then you won't be so tempted to dig them up and find out if anything is happening.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 29,045

    Some say dig them up when the flowers pass, but I tend to leave them until the foliage starts to die back and go a bit yellow. 

    I work on the principle, they might continue to grow in the ground, but not once I've lifted them.

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