When to Harvest Potatoes?

How do I know when to harvest potatoes?

Hardiness Zone: 5b

By shelley tanner

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July 5, 20100 found this helpful
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In general, when the potato plants begin to yellow, that's time.
To be sure, you could always check.
Also, I left mine in too long this year and some of them began to rot. I live in zone 8b, though, so 'hot' for me is probably not 'hot for you! Good luck.

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July 8, 20100 found this helpful
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We wait until the vines are nearly dead, then dig the tubers and spread them on a tarp to dry for overnight. Then store them in a cool, dark, dry place. If you can keep them around 40-50 degrees F they will probably store all winter. Don't let them get any cooler or they will turn sweet-tasting.

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July 8, 20100 found this helpful
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Keep checking and using as summer comes along. Dig a hill here and there, allows you to keep track.

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Usually potato digging time in the zone 5 would be Sept, Oct, as you put away your garden spot for winter. Even a nice Nov is good. I am zone 4.

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July 8, 20100 found this helpful
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We live in zone 5 and dig new potatoes in July, dig them up for good in August and September.

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