Harvesting – Potatoes

Discover potato harvesting techniques for optimal yield and quality. From timing to storage, master the art of harvesting for a successful season.

digging potatoes with a garden fork

Digging Potatoes with a Garden Fork: A Step-by-Step Guide

Digging potatoes is a rewarding task for any gardener. The thrill of unearthing those hidden treasures beneath the soil is a delight to both experienced and novice potato growers alike. One effective and traditional method of harvesting potatoes is using a garden fork. This article will guide you through the process of digging potatoes with […]

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potato tops ready to remove before harvest

How To Dispose Of Potato Tops At Harvest: essential guidelines

Properly disposing of potato tops, or foliage, at harvest is crucial for maintaining a healthy plot and minimizing the risk of disease transmission. In this article, we’ll explore essential guidelines for disposing of potato tops. By following these methods, such as composting, mulching, or safe removal, you can effectively manage the tops and contribute to

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level soil behind potato drills for spreading

When To Harvest Potatoes: dates and descriptions

Potatoes are typically categorized into three main categories according to their days to maturity. They are classed as: early, mid-season, and maincrop potatoes. They may also be referred to as earlies, second earlies, and long-season or maincrop potatoes. While early and mid-season potatoes are typically harvested and eaten as new potatoes, late-season or maincrop potatoes

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