The Q&A Archives: A Potato Primer

Question: I am growing potatoes, could you tell me how to get a good crop?

Answer: A Potato Primer: 1) Full sun 2) Acid soil (pH 5.0 - 6.5) 3) Plant eyes 4 inches deep, 12 to 15 inches apart in rows 4) Likes soil temps of 60 to 65 degrees 5) Give actively-growing potatoes 1 inch of water each week 6) Potatoes are light feeders and need only a soil well-amended with organic matter 7) Harvest a week or two after blooming for new potatoes; for storing potatoes, dig when the tops have died down

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