Potatoes are not usually described as weeds but they can be weedy, particularly where potato tubers are discarded. And the leaves of the potato are poisonous.
Identify the problem
Potato plants are herbaceous perennials that grow about 60 cm high, depending on variety. The leaves die back after flowering, fruiting and tuber formation. The tubers are the common potato used in cooking.
- Potato plants are usually easily dug out. It would be important to remove all tubers to stop new season's growth.
- If spraying is required spot treat with Weed Weapon Extra Strength, Rapid Action,Weed Weapon Natural Power. Weed Weapon is systemic and kills weeds down to the roots within 2-4 days and is an ideal product for use around established trees and shrubs. It is inactive in the soil so planting can be safely carried out soon after treatment. Weed Weapon Natural Power will burn down young weeds within hours and is certified organic by BioGro.
Did You Know
- The potato is from the perennial nightshade Solanum tuberosum