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How to Plant Potatoes

Potatoes are delicious and easy to grow. Just follow this 3-step process.

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I grow more than a dozen organic varieties, many from Irish Eyes Garden Seeds

 

Plant seed potatoes in late spring when the soil is warm. Harvest once the green stems have dried up and the leaves have turned brown.

 

Enjoy the potatoes you harvest in your favorite recipes or try my top 3 potato recipes and learn why I really dig potatoes.

growing potatotes
Photography by: Mike Krautter

Step 1

To ensure growth, cut seed potatoes so each piece has at least two eyes. Leave smallest ones whole.

potatoes
Photography by: Mike Krautter

Step 2

Dip all cut surfaces into ground fir bark (a natural fungicide, available from Irish Eyes Garden Seeds); let dry a few days. If planted fresh, they can rot.

growing potatotes
Photography by: Mike Krautter

Step 3

Dig a furrow roughly 6 inches deep; place potatoes (eyes facing up) about 6 inches apart. Cover with 3 inches of soil. As they grow, backfill to top.

 

Read More About My Love of Potatoes and Get My Favorite Potato Recipes

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