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why do you make heeps round the potatoes when growing

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As the plant grows you must heep the soil around it because if you dont do this then light can get through to the potatoes as the are growing , this will cause them to go green . . do not eat green potatoes as they can make you ill , they can be poisonous

29 Apr, 2009


Hi Carol, welcome to GOY.
I agree with all that Mac has said, also the warmth of the sun on the ridges will help your potatoes to grow for a bigger crop.

29 Apr, 2009


just keep layering, my garden looks a real mess where I have piles of soil ready to do the next layer

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29 Apr, 2009

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