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melv16 | 10:58 Fri 01st Jul 2022 | Home & Garden
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I dug and ate some yesterday and they slightly disintegrated in the pan. They are supposed to be a waxy spud but ended up floury. Have I dug them too early or should I let them mature a bit out of the ground? BTW, they are a good size and looked perfect for eating.

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We only use Charlotte Potatoes for salad, mash, roast.
Waitrose do a small bag for £1.35. Lasts us for several meals.
They seem to be best for salads, I'd try leaving them a bit longer.
well we have rooster potatoes and I no longer boil them anymore - they just go into mush. What I have been doing now - is cutting them and leaving them whole and steam and they come out lovely. try them with charlottes
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Jura. That came out wrong
Divide the larger but leave the smaller ?

I didn't do potatoes this year, but still have volunteers; some growing in the compost bin !
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I'm going to try 3 ways. Leave some in the ground, dig some and leave them for several days and cook some tomorrow, if they disintirate I'll put them in the oven with some cheese and double cream.
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BTW, thank you for the replies.
The potatoes are "going in the water" as my granny used to say because they are absorbing the water as they cook. This is an indicater, Melv ,that they have been a bit too dry whilst growing. Water your crop more and give them a good watering a week before lifting. Been there done that. I like to grow Rocket and Pentland Javelin.
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Togo. I usually grow my earlies in 12'' pots and start them in early March in the poly tunnel. This year I was away for 3wks in May, so I planted them in the ground.
I don't know where you are based Melv but up here we had a very dry early May. I usually grow them in spud bags, and even when it hisses down for weeks I have to water because the rain doesn't get in. I have also taken to watering like mad for a week or so before lifting them because of the problem that you have, and I also learned not to put more than two seeds in a bag if I wanted decent sized spuds. It's a game in the garden isn't it?

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