Soil and Compost forum: Inoculant/potatoes

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Name: Jackie
South Texas
Jackiecg
Feb 2, 2017 8:05 AM CST
This is my first time planting potatoes and I don't want to screw it up. I planted like 50 seed potatoes and I didn't put anything in the holes when I planted them. I bought mike I rizey plant inoculant. Should I add that to the soil? Or should I add chicken poop? Or any kind of fertilizer? How do I prevent rot or any kind of diseases?
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Feb 2, 2017 10:18 AM CST
I don't grow potatoes, but I don't really see the need for adding Mycorrhizae, but then if you have it you might as well use it. Other than making sure the soil is in a suitable PH range and adding compost before you plant, I don't see much need to add anything else. However, I am sure others might have their own special method of assuring a great crop.
Hope they will chime in, you might want to post this question over in the Vegetable and Fruit forum.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Feb 2, 2017 10:30 AM CST
If you were going to inoculate you should have done the seeds but don't worry, unless you have planted before and had serious disease problems, rarely, other than looking ugly, do people have serious problems with potatoes.

You should have prepped the soil before planting if you were going to fertilize but now wait till they come up and side dress if you wish.
First season is a learning experience, next year you will know if there are problems.
Chicken poop should not be added.
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Name: Jackie
South Texas
Jackiecg
Feb 2, 2017 11:19 AM CST
Thank y'all for the replies. I think I was suppose to put the inoculant on the seed potatoes before planting. I was thinking I'd just sprinkle it on top of the soil. But maybe it'll be fine without anything. I've never planted root vegetables in my garden before. fingers crossed I guess Crossing Fingers!
Name: Sidney
NC (Zone 7b)
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Sidney
Feb 2, 2017 1:34 PM CST
No inoculant. See my post on growing potatoes. If anything dust seed pieces with sulfur.
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Name: Sidney
NC (Zone 7b)
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Sidney
Feb 2, 2017 1:35 PM CST
No inoculant. See my post on growing potatoes. If anything dust with seeds pieces with sulfur.

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