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How to Grow Potatoes

Start potatoes from Certified Seed Potatoes in early spring. Grow them in a full sun area in well drained, sandy soil. Avoid planting potatoes in the same spot every year.
3-4 weeks before planting, place potatoes in a bright, frost-free area to sprout. Plant sprouted potatoes in rows 6 inches deep and 12 inches apart. Rows should be 24 inches apart.
In mid-July, add soil over the potatoes to hill them up. This protects the growing tubers from greening.
Harvest potatoes when the tubers have reached a usable size or when the tops have died down. Mature potatoes should be left int he ground for 1-2 weeks allowing the skins to properly set. This will increase their storable ability.
Store potatoes at 3-5 degrees celsius in a dark, well ventilated area.
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