Richard from growerexperts said that If you’re new to growing potatoes, at some point you’ll ask yourself, “Why are my potato plants turning yellow?”. Most likely, this is a natural part of the lifecycle, and means the plants are mature.
But sometimes it can be a sign of disease, nutrient deficiency, or over-watering
Potatoes are an amazing crop to grow. They are relatively easy to grow, store well, are an excellent source of calories, and can be cooked a million ways. Growing your own potatoes can be a new gardening challenge, a step towards becoming more self-reliant, or a great way to grow uncommon potato varieties.
Potato plants turning yellow
Regardless of why you’re growing potatoes, it’s good to brush up on some background knowledge. Especially to know whether your yellowing potato leaves are a sign they’re mature or a sign that something wrong.
More often than not, yellow leaves mean your potato plants are ready to harvest. Should there be something wrong, however, it’s important to know when to intervene. This overview will give you all the information you need to know whether your yellow potato leaves are a positive or negative sign.