Brandywinegirl wrote:Be careful leaving them in the ground too long. Mine started sprouting - I thought I was doing a good thing leaving them in.
Hmm. What triggers sprouting in potatoes? Is it soil temp, moisture, or some combination of the two? I know it can't be daylight hours
We are warm and dry here in Los Angeles.
By the way, one variety of the 4 I planted (Yellow Finn?) has started to die off:
These were planted from seed potatoes on 5/6, so this is at 84 days. They're advertised as a "90 day" potato, but I know that depends a lot on conditions.
Does that look like normal die-off or abnormal die-off? I ask because they're _right_ next to where my [url=https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=266256#266256]two Brandywines got sick and died[/url], and I know they're all related species.
I suppose I should stop worrying, because the Purple Peruvians right next to them look fine, but I always worry.
Sunset 23/USDA 11a, Elev. 783', Frost free since 8,000 BC. Plagued by squirrels, gophers, and peafowl, but coming to terms with it!