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Huge flowers...can I harvest?

11 years ago

Hello all! This is my first year to plant potatoes. I planted 3 varieties in late February; a white variety ( I'm assuming russet), red potatoes and yukon golds. I've been straw hilling them and they are doing pretty well. When I pull away the straw I see many potatoes that are fist size or larger. We had a late frost in April that bit the tops back so I am wondering if that has affected the flowering because I haven't seen any flowers yet even though the tops are healthy once again. Can I harvest a few now? Do I have to wait until they flower? I'm sick of buying potatoes for dinner when I know I have tons in the garden! Thanks in advance! Love the forums!

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