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How long can I leave Desiree potatos in the ground after all the foliage has died bask thanks



As long, or short, as you want. The potatoes aren't going to grow any larger now so you can dig them as soon as you wish. If you choose you can just dig a root as required but I wouldn't leave them in the ground beyond about the end of September.

8 Aug, 2014


Depends on how sluggy your ground is. Here its best to lift asap if you haven't killed off the slugs. Gardeners used to build a clamp for them, pile the potatoes up and cover with straw I believe.

8 Aug, 2014


Ah well, we don't have a great problem with slugs. They prefer our precious seedlings and flowering plants.

9 Aug, 2014


Ours will eat anything, even pelargoniums!

9 Aug, 2014

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