Potatoes - when is expected harvest time?
We planted potatoes for the first time this year. I'm in California, between the bay area and the central valley, zone 9. The potatoes went in the ground on February 8th, but then we had a long period of cool/wet weather, so they didn't finally emerge until March 8th.
Since then they've been growing like crazy and they look great. I know that when the plants flower, we can dig up some new potatoes. And when the plants die back, the full crop will be ready for harvest.
But can anyone tell me about when that will be? I have no clue how long the growing season is.. and the package didn't specify days till harvest. We have Red, Fingerling, and Yukon Gold planted. I think I remember some of the labels said early season and/or early-mid season.
So based on the info I've provided:
When can I expect the plants to bloom?
When will they die back?