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potato flowers

Lancashire, United Kingdom Gb

I seem to recall seeing a short video about growing potatoes and I am sure that it was recomended to remove the flower from the plants as they appeared as this would enhance the production of tubers.
Can any one shed any light on this subject please?



Oh i was told that when they flower they are ready to pick!

23 Jun, 2009


i was told when the flower dies there ready,or another suggestion was to stick your hand under the soil and have a feel

23 Jun, 2009


hi, i have just had an e. mail from bob flowerdew of bbc gardening fame and he recommends to remove the flower from potatoes (pick not cut) for a better yield than normal but only on main crop pots he did not mention earlies , but you dont want earlies to big

26 Feb, 2010

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