To wayne 5 on potato info
You suggested to me to leave the potatoes that I was growing, in the ground until I was ready to use them awhile back in another post I put up.
Dug the last 2 rows out of the ground over the course of the last 2 weeks.
I liked your idea and thought I would try it.
The potatoes that I dug out of the ground today were planted the first week or so of May. They were still hard when squeezed indicating to me that they were still in good shape. The only thing that I noticed strange about them versus the ones that I had dug out after about 4 months of being in the ground, was that the skin texture was bumpy or rough. When cleaned with a plastic bristle brush to get the dirt off of them, the skin turned white as if the brush was taking all of the skin off of them when cleaned. Is this normal?
The potatoes are still tasty though! :)
How long have you found that you can leave them in the ground before they absolutely need to be dug out to eat?
Thank you for your suggestion! It was a neat idea that I had never considered!