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better tubers......

Posted by groall 8 (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 21, 10 at 10:02

We all want nice flowers, some put bone meal in the planting hole and compost in our flower beds but does anyone use any additional admendment to the soil to ensure good tuber developement for next years crop.....I've heard potatoe farmers will use more P and K....I always have lots of nice flowers and good size plants but my tuber count is very low or even nothing more than the mother tuber....


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RE: better tubers......

I had a dahlia last year, that I planted a little deeper then usual, and another that was layed down on its side, more like what you do with a tomato! These where started early, then planted in the garden. I was very happy to see when I dug them out, that not only did they have a few tubers with the mother tuber, as per usual, they had some very NICE additional tubers growing where the leaf nodes had been!!

I don't know if this was a one off or not, but I am going to try it again for all my plants this year...


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