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#1 FrozenInTime OFFLINE  

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Posted July 09, 2014 - 10:44 PM

I'm gonna show my newness here and ask this:

 

My tater plants are nice and tall/bushy now.  They are developing blooms, do I leave these alone, or pick them off?  Or am I just a worried veggie pappa?


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Posted July 10, 2014 - 05:33 AM

I just leave mine alone but am waiting to hear if someone has some special tips instead


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Posted July 10, 2014 - 06:11 AM

I just leave mine alone but am waiting to hear if someone has some special tips instead

Me too! New at this tater growing as well!


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Posted July 10, 2014 - 07:05 AM

We've never picked them off. Never heard of doing that but maybe it's something worth doing?


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Posted July 10, 2014 - 07:34 AM

We've never picked them off. Never heard of doing that but maybe it's something worth doing?

dito - why will you pick them off? Wait some time and earn the seed...


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Posted July 10, 2014 - 11:11 PM

Just let the blooms go. Soon you will have taters.

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Posted July 11, 2014 - 05:22 AM

I'm gonna show my newness here and ask this:

 

My tater plants are nice and tall/bushy now.  They are developing blooms, do I leave these alone, or pick them off?  Or am I just a worried veggie pappa?

 

I always leave them on......



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Posted July 11, 2014 - 06:03 AM

Leave them!  I start digging  "new potatoes" not long after they start blooming.  My soil is fairly loose, so I just dig around the edges of the plants with my fingers (gently)!  Then boil the tators with the skins on, mmmm-good!  ~~  Lowell


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Posted July 12, 2014 - 10:46 AM

I'm jealous because I have no taters.  No root crops at all this year.  I'm summer-fallowing the heck out of my big garden to get rid of the weeds, so all I have are a few raised beds.  

 

Leave the blooms on.  If nothing else, it will help attract pollinators to your garden.



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Posted July 12, 2014 - 12:48 PM

Absolutely, Reverend Blair is right in my book.






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