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Cutting-grown potatoes; too many sprouts

I have grown potatoes from cuttings fairly successfully in the past. Reading about spacing, and hoping to improve the crop, I have cut back to soil level some plants (they are all just under a foot high) to give space to the others. However, as many of the stems are from the same cut pieces, I wonder if I have made a big mistake? No sign yet of damage, but I do fear! Rossion, Dublin/ Glasnevin, Co Dublin Posted: 19/05/2017

Any given area of ground will give the same yield... which means the more plants, the smaller the potatoes will be.

Cutting back shoots only sets back a plant and it re-grows but is weakened and will probably give small tubers.

 

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