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Northern_Lad



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 11 8:21 pm    Post subject: Potatoes Reply with quote
    

I've got round to digging up the rest of the earlies - is it better to lift them and put them in a bag, or is it OK to remove all the greenery and leave them in the soil?

Behemoth



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 11 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

You can leave them, greenery and all, it just dies back but lifting them and storing them protects them from getting munched or rotted.

judith



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 11 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I think earlies are better for leaving in the soil, but that depends on your slug situation.

Penny Outskirts



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 11 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I leave earlies and dig as needed. Main crop gets lifted when the greenery dies off.

Hi NL

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