Green potatoes

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At the allotment today I noticed that some of my potatoes were above the surface of the soil and had turned green.  As you know you should not eat green potatoes.  If you want to know why you can find out here on the Food Standards Agency website.

Potatoes do like to grow near the surface of the soil which is why sometimes they appear above ground and turn green in the sunlight.  To counter act this “earthing up” is an essential process to complete, it will also help you to produce a higher yielding crop.  “Earthing up” means drawing soil from the sides of each row over the plants as they grow.  For more details click here.

I heave heard that if the potatoes are only slightly green you can re-bury them and they may turn white again, however, I tend to find once they are green they stay green so best to get rid!

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