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by ryanm4 on July 15, 2006 08:21 AM
I planted some potatoes for the first time this year and they came up fine. right now they are about 18-24 inches tall. But the leaves are slightly brownish.
Is this normal, or should they be a deeper green?
Is there some fertilizer that can help them along?
Also I haven't seen any flowers yet.
by Longy on July 15, 2006 10:00 AM
What was your pre planting preparation for the soil ryan?
Is the browning on the edges of the leaf or thru the middle or in spots etc?
Do you know the Ph of your soil?

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by Tamara from Minnesota on July 17, 2006 02:36 PM
It might be normal, but they should have flowered by now and so maybe you have potato bugs or something. Mine are all done flowering and they are starting to droop and die. I used Root Crops Alive by Gardens Alive. Another possibility is soil that is too clay and wet. Potatoes like loose soil.

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