Tall spuds

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  1. dogsbody

    dogsbody Apprentice Gardener

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    I'm growing King Edward potatoes this year but the problem I have is keeping the foliage under control. My situation is very windy and the tatie tops have been flattened across the path making it difficult for me to get past. I've lifted them back and tied them with a rope but they're still a problem. Is it OK to trim back the worst offenders without damaging the harvest? Secondly are there any second early or maincrop varieties that have a more compact top growth for next year?
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    This is what I do with mine. Try if you can not to trim them.KEEPING POTS IN PLACE.JPG
     
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      Excellent idea John, I'll keep that in mind for next year.
       
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