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Posted by on May 9, 2012 in Potatoes, Vegetables | 4 comments

How to Grow Potatoes

How to Grow Potatoes

    How to Grow Potatoes **Potatoes are a fun crop to grow because they are a lot like buried treasure.  **In northern climates, potatoes are a summer crop, but in warmer climates, they are planted in late winter for a spring harvest, or in late summer for a late fall harvest, so that they will not mature during hot weather.  **The crop takes 2-4 months to mature, depending on the variety and if you like new potatoes or mature ones.   Position: **Choose a sunny spot where potatoes, tomatoes, and other related crops have not grown recently. You also want a spot that has not been limed heavily or recently. Plan your potatoes properly by studying a Crop Rotation Guide first.   **Since they are a root crop, good soil is very important. The soil should not be extremely rich but should be well drained and well aerated. Heavy clay soils are not good for potatoes. The best thing to do to prepare the soil is to add plenty...

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