How to Plant Potatoes
Potatoes are delicious and easy to grow. Just follow this 3-step process.
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.
To ensure growth, cut seed potatoes so each piece has at least two eyes. Leave smallest ones whole.
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.
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.
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