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By Midges

United Kingdom Gb

my bag grown potatoes' shaws are about 3 feet above the bag and have fallen over. shoud I cut them off?



iwould not cut them off what potatoes are they ie first earlies or other type if i was you i would dig my hands down feel for size, if earlies or second early if big enough get em down ya.

6 Jul, 2012


Thanks for answering, Snoopdog, they're not earlies. Shaws are so close together I can't get my hand down inside the bag! should I try pulling a shaw up? A couple have flower buds on them already.

7 Jul, 2012


Depends when you planted them as to when they are ready and how you have looked after them.

First Early 60 - 90 days
Second Early 95 -120 days
Maincrop 125 - 140 days

So your potatoes will be as good as they are going to be after those days in normal years. How this years weather affects the above no one knows.

7 Jul, 2012


i dont know what you mean by shaw it must be a local word to you .if they have buds on them leave until flowers open and fall off

7 Jul, 2012


Oxford English dictionary: farming, chiefly scottish: the parts of a potato plant above the ground

8 Jul, 2012


ok now i know i call them haulms

9 Jul, 2012

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