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How and When to Plant Potatoes

we are a capable manner College in

Greater London head of horticulture and

landscaping Tom Cole is going to show us

how to plant potatoes potatoes can be

bought from garden centers as seed

potatoes which are immature tubers and

planted in the spring tom recommends

potatoes which involves placing

them in a cool dark place for a few days

before planting to encourage them to

sprout

see potatoes can form new potatoes or

larger baking potatoes depending upon

how they are left to grow step 1 you

will need seed potatoes a garden fork

string and a spade step 2 prepare the

site potatoes should be planted in sunny

sites in fertile slightly acidic soil

loosen the soil with a fork and remove

any weeds or stones

if you have poor soil you may want to

add organic matter or a multi-purpose

fertilizer

step3 plant so that the potatoes are

planted in the straight line lay a piece

of string on the soil as a guide

position the potatoes along the line at

40 centimeter intervals

user Spade to dig individual holes for

each potato at a depth of approximately

15 centimeters place each potato in its

hole with the end with the most eyes

pointing upwards

if you want to plant more than one row

they should be positioned at least 50

centimeters apart

step for cover gently sweep the soil

over the tubers so they are covered as

the shoots emerge through the soil they

should be recovered with soil so that

only the tip is exposed this will

encourage more potato to develop beneath

the surface

step 5 leave to Grove keep the soil

moist throughout the growing period the

potatoes should be ready for harvesting

in early to late summer depending on the

variety of potato done