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Sprouts on Tubers Very Long

Posted by teddahlia (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 16, 11 at 17:11

I generally remove long sprouts on tubers before planting. Of course, if it has only the one sprout, I would not. Anybody else have an opinion?

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RE: Sprouts on Tubers Very Long

Sounds right to me. Steve in Baltimore County.

RE: Sprouts on Tubers Very Long

If I remember correctly, Swan Island recommends snipping them back to aprox. 1" before planting, so thats what I have always done.

RE: Sprouts on Tubers Very Long

I have also heard to pinch them back to about 1 inc I have the same problem this year.

RE: Sprouts on Tubers Very Long

My question would be, if you pinch them back to an inch and there's no node in that inch, will there be branching?

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