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TheGameLord
Mar 3, 2018 6:25 AM CST
So i had my potato plant outside but then the weather has changed and it became too cold outside so i brought it inside it was ok first week but now this is what happened to the leafes they started curve have a look at thr images

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And it started to fall so i gace it support as you can see from the last image

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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Mar 4, 2018 7:49 AM CST
Probably, less sun and to cool.

I'm guessing that your growing it for fun. Potatoes only produce potatoes, above the point that the seed was planted.
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DaisyI
Mar 4, 2018 4:44 PM CST
It could be the sudden change from the cool outside to the winter heated inside. It really doesn't look bad to me.
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TheGameLord
Mar 5, 2018 12:35 AM CST
Alright thanks.
Does too much water or little water cause this thing as well and how do i know when i need to give it water?
What temp does potato like?
I gave it banana skin last week because i read that it good fertilizer would this caused it.
Name: Sue
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sooby
Mar 5, 2018 7:02 AM CST
TheGameLord said:
What temp does potato like?

I gave it banana skin last week because i read that it good fertilizer would this caused it.


When the really cold weather has passed it will be happier outdoors. If you are hoping for potatoes it will need to go in the ground or have a larger pot (unless the pot is larger than it looks).

The banana skin is an interesting question. If it gives off enough ethylene (a plant hormone), it can affect plants - Google the keywords epinasty and ethylene. How likely that is in this case I have no clue! If the potato is in soilless mix it may not have enough microorganisms to break the banana skin down quickly for fertilizer as opposed to in the garden outdoors.
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sallyg
Mar 5, 2018 7:19 AM CST
The plant is blooming, I don't know how much longer it will keep going, no matter what.
Normally you plant potatoes in spring, and dig them after they have bloomed.
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RpR
Mar 5, 2018 10:06 AM CST
How old is this plant; what variety is it; how large is that pot?

It does not look unhealthy. Potatoes need root space or they will stunt which is neither good nor bad.
Eventually if you do not dig the potatoes out of the pot the new ones will set root and eventually you will have a plant that kills itself.
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Mar 5, 2018 10:39 AM CST
Hi again my friend 👍
Water when top inch of soil dries out.
Just enjoy that one as it is. Start anew with some new ones to plant when it's safe to plant outdoors, and let vines crawl on ground. The flowers form the potatoes, but vines need to be on the ground. After flower gets pollinated, it burys itsself into ground and makes a tater. Interesting, huh !
I advise you it look up growing potatoes.👍
You'll also be surprised to find that there are, spring, mid-season, and fall producing potatoes. Yep ! You can can get a crop three times a season. Planting at different times. nodding 👍

Now, get to googling, my friend.
Discover the magic world of potatoes. 🤔👍😀

Philip 😎😎😎







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Name: Sue
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sooby
Mar 5, 2018 11:59 AM CST
Philipwonel said:
...... and let vines crawl on ground. The flowers form the potatoes, but vines need to be on the ground. After flower gets pollinated, it burys itsself into ground and makes a tater. Interesting, huh !
I advise you it look up growing potatoes.👍


Philip, I think you're confusing potatoes with tomatoes, or perhaps more likely peanuts. The potatoes don't form from the flowers, they are tubers.

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