Jen Fulkerson wrote: The question I have is do I just cover them as is, or do I remove the leave and then cover them?
Jen Fulkerson wrote:So exciting my potatoes are doing well. They are about 6" tall and I understand I should mound the soil/wood chips, ect. covering all but 2" of the plant. The question I have is do I just cover them as is, or do I remove the leave and then cover them?
Jen Fulkerson wrote:My potato plants are starting to flower. I don't remember exactly what variety I planted. I just remember red seed potato's. If I'm understanding correctly I can start harvesting them soon. Larger potato's like russet you wait until the plant die back to harvest. Is this correct?
William Whitson wrote:They start to form tubers at about the same time that they start to flower. Best practice is always to allow plants to die back before harvesting, but you can pull them early for a smaller yield of new potatoes. You should still give them two or three weeks after the onset of flowering for new potatoes.
Eric Hanson wrote:Hi Daron,
I sure like the look of your potato beds! I like that you used logs as a raised bed edge. It reminds me of one of my beds that at one time consisted of logs for raised edges. I say at one time because those logs have rotted down to just about nothing.
Your soil bedding looks beautiful, full of organic matter—great job!