My potato plants are huge, but if I dig around under them, I can’t find any small potatoes. I thought I read that when flowers appear the “new” potatoes would be ready. Like I’ve said before, I guess I’ll wait and see.


3 replies on “Potatoes”

  1. Becky Smiley says:

    The tubers will form along the stems after flowering, as you're aware, so possibly hilling a bit of the way up the stems, to avoid the poison green potato, would be a good idea at this point in time. Then, once you have seen a bit more growth, then pull in a few more inches of soil around the stems. New potatoes should be forming beginning at the time of flowering. Good luck with the keeping the plants evenly moist now. That is important, as well !

  2. Becky Smiley says:

    You have hilled them?

  3. Bob says:

    Somewhat. I read a few posts on other gardening websites that (at least for the square foot gardening method) you could just plant them at the bottom of the box and they would grow fine. I did that but also allowed for hilling

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