Will it hurt the potatoes in my garden if I mow down the tops to try and control the weeds and grass?

Will the plants grow the tops back?

3 Answers

  • 7 years ago
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    Not recommended, the plant puts out the stems from the tuber, if a strong type it may send out more shoots, but the potatoes will be weaker, plus you need to hill them to hide the new tubers.http://www.almanac.com/plant/potatoes

  • Bill
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    YES. Mowing down the tops of the potatoes will hurt them. If the tops grow back, it will be from energy stored in the potatoes. You want to maximize the size of the potatoes --- not make them smaller.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    dumb idea. you should have been out there pulling weeds.

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