Potatoes

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Potatoes
« on: June 20, 2020, 11:00 »
Hi All, Just joined the site,
My question.

My king Edward potatoes have grown to 4 feet tall and been blown over with heavy rain and winds, I know the high growth is due to too much nitrogen as i put potato fertiliser in the troughs at planting and the soil is very fertile due to keeping free ranging chickens in that area for 5 years and everything grows great, I thought I was giving my spuds an extra starting treat sigh, but i have had to cut the top 12-18 inch from the tops of each plant to get them to support themselves off of the ground, I have always taken the flower heads off to encourage tuber growth but my question is will the plants be susceptible to disease where cut and will the tubers develop more now or will the plants keep growing due to the high nitrogen.
Regards John.

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Re: Potatoes
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2020, 11:54 »
Welcome to the forum John  :D

I'm going to pop your question over to the Grow Your Own forum for the veggie people to look at it.  :)
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...



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