8 August 2021 Yukon Gold Potato


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Can you remember your planting date?

Yukon Gold and Superior.​

Posted on May 14, 2021 by Durgan
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Fifteen Yukon Gold and fifteen Superior potatoes were planted. The seed potato was marked with a fiber glass rod to facilitate watering and digging for location at harvest. I expect 3 to 5plus pounds from each plant depending on growing conditions. The potatoes at harvest are stored in open baskets in a small cold room in the basement.
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Hilling only to keep the new potatoes covered. Light causes solanine to form and turns the potatoes green and this product makes a human sick.
 
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No, Durgan.
Hilling also protects the haulms from frost, so they are not in danger until they break cover.
It is worth planting potatoes as soon as soil temperature reaches 8C (48f) as both haulms & seed tubers are impervious to frost whilst below ground.
I start planting my seed potatoes in mid-March as my last frost date is last week April & they should be OK for six weeks.
 
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Now I'm all mixed up bees
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It's supposed to be hilling there, but surely you mean earthing for here. I can understand your politeness, it's awfully kind and very ''British'' :joyful:
 
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Are these Desiree (a splendid all-round main-crop potato which used to be considered a 2nd early, as it bulks up early enough that a decent crop can be had in 15weeks, so avoiding late blight)?

Can't remember as they were a quick buy at the start of the pandemic. These were stragglers that got left in from last year. They came up through the strawberries that were planted and mulched with straw. The black keeled slugs that ate the potatoes last year ate all the strawberries and left the potatoes alone :rolleyes:
 
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