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Jul 2, 2017 5:27 AM CST
Are my potato plants healthy
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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Jul 2, 2017 7:11 AM CST
Look good to me!
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Jul 2, 2017 11:56 AM CST
Look good. Whats going on with those in bottom right corner, are they dead, or need more water ?

I'd mound them up with compost, or dirt to keep them upright.
You do know that, potatoes grow potatoes, above seed ?
Unlike !!!
Sweet potatoes, that grow potatoes, below, seed.
They are young plants ! I'm i right ?
Get em buried deeper. Thumbs up
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
Jul 2, 2017 2:50 PM CST
How long ago did you plant them?
What are they planted in?

Most look OK, one or two look real good.
What type are they?
Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Jul 3, 2017 1:31 AM CST
Your potato plants look fine. One way to increase your crop is to mound them near to the top with straw or hay. Beware of compost; too much nitrogen will make large plants but few potatoes.

BTW, in post-Columbus Europe during wars, farmers who grew potatoes fared better than farmers who grew wheat. Wheat could be burned to kill the crops, potatoes couldn't...

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