do I prevent excessive stem growth on my potato crop? I have cut
out all nitrogen fertiliser. What is the secret?
well as an excess of nitrogen, an over-rich soil and too much water
can also could these problems. Ensure that the plants have full
sun at all times. Mounding up the soil will also help to keep the
plants compact. Another idea would be to try growing your potatoes
in buckets or old tyres.
Gardener, Issue 95, 2002, Page 22
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH.