Potato Plants
Q.

Do You Bend Over the Tops of the Potatoes When They Flower

Zone Tulsa | injunjoe added on May 16, 2012 | Answered

Do you bend over the tops of the potatoes when they flower?

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 21, 2012

Most people just cut them off. Some people bend them over to kill them without opening the plant up to disease. Which you do is a personal preference and either is fine.

The flowers are not needed by the plant and just use up energy that should be devoted to growing the potato tubers.

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Potato Plants
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More