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Growing vegetables next to potatoes... any risk?  RSS feed

 
Paulo Bessa
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I want to ask this safety question.

If you grow vegetables like rucula, lettuce just next to potatoes, is there any risk of the potato alkaloids going inside the leaves of lettuce or rucula or any other vegetable growing there?

I have some vegetables growing amongst the potato field.
 
Thea Olsen
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I can't think of any reason why this would be an issue.
 
Tyler Ludens
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There is no danger.
 
                        
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No problem. The toxins won't spread to other plants. It is contained within the tissue of the potato leaves and stems.
 
Ken Peavey
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I find it difficult to plant anything close to the potatoes. I hill them repeatedly. Anything too close would be buried. As soon as the spuds come out, that empty space gets replanted.
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