How To: Cut & plant potatoes

Cut & plant potatoes

This video describes how to cut and plant potatoes in your own garden. Potatoes are easy to grow almost anywhere and can be started early in the year since they are resistant to cold. You can buy a bag of seed potatoes at a feed store. They have the little sprouts or "eyes", which are the potato plants. Cut out chunks around each of the sprouts and let them dry out overnight before planting. If you want you can use regular potatoes from the store, but these are often sprayed with something to stop them from sprouting, so they will take longer to sprout. Plant them 3 to 4 inches deep with the eye up and about three feet apart. They won't be fully grown for five or six months but if you want you can dig out some of the baby potatoes to use and just leave the plant to finish growing. When the potatoes are harvested, store them in a cool, dry place and they will stay good for several months.

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