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7/27/09 1:27 P

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You can pick them as needed, but just realized that some will start to resprout so you won't be able to eat them, but you can replant them.

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7/27/09 12:36 P

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I don't have a problem with my potatoes, but just have a question.

Should I harvest all the potatoes that are ready? Or is it OK to leave them in the ground and get them as I need them? The ones we've had already are so wonderful!! What a difference from store-bought potatoes.

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7/23/09 11:12 P

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Enjoy those taters I think they are done!





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7/23/09 10:25 P

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You can start digging them up now.

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They were planted in April... some just started flowering (about 2 weeks ago) - but none of the yellowing plants have flowered. It has been so long since I grew potatoes - I didn't even consider the possibility that they've just run their course.

When do you start digging them up?

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7/23/09 9:50 P

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When did you plant them? Have they flowered at all?

Ours are already done. They turn yellow and then die. Some didn't flower, some did. I wouldn't be too concerned with them unless you just recently planted them. We planted ours back in March and started dying about 6 weeks ago if not more.

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A few days ago I noticed yellowing on several stalks of my potato plants - the leaves, that is. I did some research and found two possibilities and was wondering if anyone else has had this and can give me some feedback:
1.) nitrogen deficiency - the photos all look like my plants. Odd - given that I use fresh compost each year - but our weather has been really strange this year, so nothing is outside the realm of possibility.
2.) verticillium wilt - the photos here all look just like my plant too! The only thing is that online all the sites mention and show discoloration of the stems... the stems of my plants have color that is just fine. The affected stems, however, are hollow - and I'm not sure if that is normal as I resisted cutting into any (appearingly) healthy plants to compare.

For now I added some blood meal to the surrounding soil (in case nitrogen is the need) and I'm watching. I"m VERY nervous, as it seems that once your soil is infected with verticillium, it's pretty much there for life (or 4-6 years, depending on the site).

What do you know?????

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