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QUESTION: Excessive potato green

comments (6) July 8th, 2011

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joe_massie joe_massie, member
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I have good results with potato. I plant early, use specialized potato fertilizer and hill at least once. I get a good harvest but the plants have excessively tall plants. Last year the plants were at least 5 ft tall. This year they are about 4 ft tall. I do not use any nitrogen in the raised bed the potato are planted in. Has anyone ever trimmed the height of the plant? I wonder if this would increase my yield. It is recommended to remove all branches on tomato plants below the first flowering branch to direct the energy to the fruit. Scapes are removed from garlic, has anyone topped potato plants? What were the results? 

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Comments (6)

williejohnson writes: Great for health
Posted: 6:14 am on November 3rd
frankortega25 writes: Good vegitable.
Posted: 1:57 am on October 15th
DonnaCox writes: I like this.
Posted: 3:29 am on October 14th
Elodyanson writes: I love potato recipes!!
Posted: 1:10 am on August 22nd
harleyrider writes: this is my first year growing potatos i was wondering about the hight myself they look like they need cadges when do you get to eat some can you uncover them pull some then recover them or what you get is what you get should i just leave them anone till i see them come out of the ground

Posted: 11:23 am on July 20th
Ruth writes: I've not tried this, but you could experiment by trimming a couple of plants and comparing yields to the untrimmed plants.
Posted: 1:30 pm on July 15th
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