Harvesting Potatoes

I forgot to write down from my potato package how long it would be before they would be ready to dig.
Thank you.

By Linda B

May 10, 20110 found this helpful
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It depends on if you're growing early or maincrop potatoes. Earlies are usually ready about 10-12 weeks after sowing, about a couple weeks after the plant blooms. Maincrop potatoes are usually ready in about 18-20 weeks, after the foliage has begun to wilt.

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May 10, 20110 found this helpful

I just googled it because it has been so many years since I have had a garden that I couldn't remember. If you want the potatoes fully grown, wait until the plant itself has quit growing and started to die back.

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