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#1 propane1 ONLINE  

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Posted July 21, 2015 - 08:47 AM

Got some of the plants going to seed. Just like last year. Had a good crop last year, but was wondering, if a person cut the seed part off the plant, would the plant but more growth into the potatoes ?? Noel

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Posted July 21, 2015 - 09:40 AM

Great looking crop! Nice ground to grow it in also.  Good luck.                                                                                                                                           Roger

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Posted July 21, 2015 - 10:25 AM

Just guessing here, but I don't think it'll make much difference. If you deadhead flowering plants, like pansies for instance, they put out more flowers---- reproduction is the point of the whole thing, and they reproduce by seed. I don't know if, when you take the seed off potatoes, they try to flower again or not. You'd think that if they do try to flower again they'd be putting energy into that effort that should be going into producing spuds. Try an experiment, take the seed off a few plants of one variety and leave them on the rest of that variety and see which ones yield the best. I, too, would like to know what happens.
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