Potato Plants

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

injunjoe added on May 16, 2012 | Answered

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

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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.

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