Is it too late to plant potatoes in New England?

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  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I have a bag of seed potatoes that i was going to plant...but is it too late in the season already?
    Thanks for any help...
    OOh..and i forgot exactly how to plant them.. i know you "hill" the dirt... but which way do you put the eye in?? facing down or up? [​IMG]
     
  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    You can still plant them. I'm about to start another crop. The shoots/eyes point up. [​IMG]
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Thanks! I love digging up potatoes... [​IMG]
     
  4. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    Rather than 'hill, think trench. Dig a trench about 6" deep, and put the tuber, eyes up, in the trench. Cover with 2" of soil or so. Then, once the plants get about six inches tall, pull the dirt into the trench from the sides - leave the top leaf cluster exposed. Then, as they grow, start to 'hill' them. The new potatoes form about the old tuber. I'm still planting potatoes, you definitely aren't too late!
     

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