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PNW: plant your taters early

Post  boffer on 5/18/2012, 4:07 pm

As early as this fall!

When a lump started getting bigger and bigger under the winter's protective plastic, I finally had a look a couple weeks ago. Come to find out, I did a terrible job harvesting last fall! The orphaned potatoes were growing and pushing the plastic up.

Potatoes don't need sun to grow.


But they're pretty ugly when they're not green!


Just 12 days later.


And they're ahead of the seed potatoes that I planted in March and April.
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Post  donnainzone5 on 5/18/2012, 4:17 pm

Boffer,

Although it may seem obvious, I finally hit upon the idea that potatoes, seed or market, are eager to be planted once they actually start to sprout!

I'll be moving to Bend around the end of June; will it be too early/late to plant potatoes then?
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Re: PNW: plant your taters early

Post  Lavender Debs on 5/18/2012, 7:11 pm

That is so kewl B! I might have hilled them since they had no color anyway BUT that is great!

And it is not too late for Thanksgiving harvest of potatoes (BTW I have never done this, I've just heard that you can do this.)
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Post  happycamper on 5/18/2012, 7:46 pm

Donnainzone10, If I remember correctly potatoes are usually planted from mid May through the end of June in Bend, Oregon.
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Post  violentlyserene on 5/18/2012, 7:50 pm

Wow, that's fantastic. I had abandoned my plan to plant potatoes since I can't find seed potatoes anywhere but online but this really makes me rethink that.

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Post  camprn on 5/18/2012, 8:11 pm

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Post  littlesapphire on 5/18/2012, 9:27 pm

Wow, that's really cool! I was actually wondering if you could plant potatoes in the fall and have them come up early next spring. Question for you PNWerners since I don't know much about your area: does the ground freeze hard in the winter? We get a super solid freeze for several months in my neck of the woods. Maybe I'll try it anyway. It won't hurt to try, right?
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Re: PNW: plant your taters early

Post  gwennifer on 5/18/2012, 11:07 pm

You know I actually can't think of a time that our ground has frozen at all here where I am. Hmmmm... I don't know.

boffer, at least that lump was growing and not scurrying all around under there...
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Re: PNW: plant your taters early

Post  Goosegirl on 5/18/2012, 11:40 pm

You inspired me, Boffer! I got out and got the rest of my taters planted tonight - Norland Red, 15 squares. It made me get the rest of my garden finished as well!

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