All Things Gardening forum: Potato plants blew over

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Name: Tom
Southern Maine (Zone 5a)
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Tom
Jun 24, 2013 4:58 PM CST
My potato plants blew over last night. they are about 3 feet high. should I try to stand them back up or leave them be? I live in maine so I believe my growing season goes till september/october. they have started to bud already. Thanks.
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Horseshoe
Jun 24, 2013 7:26 PM CST
They'll be fine, Tom, just leaving them alone. You'll probably notice them sending up more new growth since they are blown over, and that's a good thing.

As for them "budding", no worries, potato plants will make potatoes whether they flower or not, so you'll be fine.

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