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Is it too late to plant a potato?

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Is it too late to plant a potato?

Post  Nicola on 7/14/2013, 2:01 am

I found a blue (seed) potato, still in the white paper bag, that I bought at the "right time" for planting potatoes--in fact, I did plant others, but I guess I forgot about that one. Is it still possible to plant it, and expect to harvest any potatoes before the 9th/12th/15th of October (my first frost date estimates)?

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Re: Is it too late to plant a potato?

Post  camprn on 7/14/2013, 7:43 am

Plant it.

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Re: Is it too late to plant a potato?

Post  donnainzone5 on 7/14/2013, 12:58 pm

If it's an early- or mid-season potato, yes, I agree with Camp. Go for it!

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Re: Is it too late to plant a potato?

Post  cheyannarach on 7/14/2013, 3:02 pm

I'd plant it too!  My potatoes are going crazy right now, I can't wait to dig them up!  How fun, a blue potato Very Happy I have seen them but never grown them myself!

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Re: Is it too late to plant a potato?

Post  camprn on 7/14/2013, 5:05 pm

donnainzone10 wrote:If it's an early- or mid-season potato, yes, I agree with Camp.  Go for it!
I think the blues are all early (short) season, could be wrong about that though. thinking 

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Re: Is it too late to plant a potato?

Post  Nicola on 7/14/2013, 11:09 pm

Okay, thanks all!
Looks like I've got some 'tater plantin' to do tomorrow (guess I'd better get an early start, the weather report is for a week-long heat wave --  one radio station said maybe triple digits Tuesday!).  
I'm not sure thinking how I'm gonna do it; I'm thinking of trying a bag this time, considering I've had a worn out reusable grocery bag waiting for me to find a use for it, and that'll make it portable, if it gets too cool even earlier than I expect. Hard to think of that now, with all that sunny coming up!

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Re: Is it too late to plant a potato?

Post  cheyannarach on 7/14/2013, 11:42 pm

Fun!  Happy planting Very Happy

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