Growing fall potatoes - Raleigh, NC area


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In late July I planted some old seed potatoes (Kennebecs) that I had not gotten around to planting in February when I got them. I planted them in a grow bag. They have germinated nicely despite some days reaching 90F+. I'm hoping for a harvest in late October or early November.

Has anyone ever grown old seed potatoes before in the fall? Most planting guides around here suggest to plant potatoes in late winter or early spring, but not late summer for a second crop. We usually don't get our first frost until around early November. These had already attempted to sprout but some appeared to even have small tubers on them.
 
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Yes, have done so many times. I'm more southerly than you here in East Texas but our first frost date is usually early November as yours. I generally use small new potatoes from the spring harvest for that purpose.

Generally the fall potatoes produce considerably less pounds than those planted in late winter...but it can extend your availably of spuds if you don't store the spring ones.
 

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