Potato leaves going yellow....Hellllllppp !!!!!

Hi I have planted new potatoes in bags for the second year running but some of the leaves have/are going yellow.. also they haven't flowered. They grown to about 1.5 ft.  After removing the yellow plants there were quiet a few good sized potatoes and they tasted lovely.

I have now noticed the potatoes I planted for a later crop have grown to about 2 feet tall and some of those are starting to go yellow.  They also don't seem to be flowering yet either.

Any help or advise would be very welcome


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 42,805

    Not all potatoes flower (I've no idea why) so maybe your potatoes have done their growing and are ready to harvest image

    Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes. 
  • slightly aside but still on the yellowing plant theme one of my courgette plants leaves have started going yellow, if this some kind of deficiency I need to address perhaps in it's feed?

  • NetherfieldNetherfield Posts: 120

    If it's the lower leaves that are going yellow I wouldn't worry, as long as the higher ones are looking good.

    These are 'Sharpes Express' no flowers out although just little buds showing and the lower set of leaves are yellow.


     Flowergirl4, what variety and how many weeks since they were planted and most important have they had plenty of water.

  • try epsom salts as it is a deficiency within the soil.

    worked for me....

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