I generally just plant one crop early spring, dig a few as I need em through the summer, but I don’t dig the remainder until at least mid to late September for storage. By then skins have set and the spuds are dormant. If they're introduced to light and heat they will break dormancy and start sprouting right away.I need to start double cropping taters. Dug mine early july and they are all going to sprouts now. How late you recomend plating fall taters ?
I see you have “tater tots” in your garden. LolThis is the latest I have ever dug spuds. We attempted back in October but even after watering the rows down the evening before the soil was just to dry and was scratching the skins while plowing em out. I decided to wait until there was some moisture in the ground before attempting again. Got the kids and grandkids lined up for dinner and a tater digging today.
Same. Now i know a little more of how I will go about it next year. This is the 1st year we grew potatoes. Great crop we felt like but we dug them what I now know was too early. Some of ours sprouted in the basement.I guess i see my error now. I was afraid they would rot in the ground. I always dug about july, and straight to shelves in my basement( no light) never thought of breaking sprouts off, i’ll try that.
Over the years I've learned that the later in the year that spuds are dug the longer they will keep into the next year with decent storage conditions, of course.I guess i see my error now. I was afraid they would rot in the ground. I always dug about july, and straight to shelves in my basement( no light) never thought of breaking sprouts off, i’ll try that.