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We filled two beds with pre-sprouted potatoes. Last year we just tossed potatoes in 3" deep holes, this year we took the time to let them sprout (about a month). Sprouts go in the hole facing up.
i'm jealous that you're able to plant potatoes right now. if i planted potatoes in november, they would rot straight through till springtime. yay pacific northwest.
If you can find some old tires, you can place them on top of the potatoes and slowly fill with dirt as the plants grow.When the first tire is full, get a second and repeat. I think 3 tires is the maximum one can go before structural stability issues kick in.You just cut the plants down and nudge the tires over come harvest season. It seemed to work well for me when I tried it, and it's a little neater than the traditional potato mound. I suspect it might be somewhat more productive too considering how much plant stem can be buried this way.(Buried stems will grow roots that turn into the tubers we all know as potatoes.)
Try doing the same with sweet potato.Not only for the tuber, but clip the tender ends of the vines for stir-fry.Cheers,Tom
Really?It was my understanding that all of the green parts of a potato plant (including flowers) are poisonous.
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