Answer: You don't need to start your potatoes indoors in peat pellets early in New Jersey to get a good crop. You can plant them directly in the soil about Mid-May, once the soil has dried out enough to work. Dig a one foot deep trench and place the seed pieces about 12" apart in the trench and cover them lightly with soil. As the sprouts emerge, bury them with soil. Do this 2-3 times until the soil is mounded around the emerging sprout. You'll enjoy potatoes this summer and fall from a spring planting..
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