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Old August 5, 2015   #1
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http://www.durgan.org/2015/August%20...20Potato/HTML/ 5 August 2015 Yukon Gold Potato
One Yukon Potato dug. Weight of tubers 5 pounds.Vegetation had died off so this would be end of growth cycle. Five to seven pounds is a good yield for this variety.
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I've wondered - if someone just wanted to harvest tiny little baby potatoes, would one just start harvesting early & often, or would that type of harvesting end up killing the potato plant prematurely?
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I've wondered - if someone just wanted to harvest tiny little baby potatoes, would one just start harvesting early & often, or would that type of harvesting end up killing the potato plant prematurely?
It wouldn't kill the potato. It is probably best to simply plant enough so they can be dug completely when small. All one plant needs is about one square foot of growing space. I simply wait until they blossom, then dig for the table until the Fall, when the vegetation all dies off. Then I dig for storage. It is always a good idea to mark the seed potato, to eliminate unnecessary digging and spearing the tubers when harvesting. I bought a bunch of those fiber glass markers on sale and they are excellent for marking and giving support for some plants.
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