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How to Grow Potatoes: Everything About Growing and Enjoying Spuds

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Welcome to the delightful world of potato and sweet potato gardening! The average American eats up to 33 pounds of fresh potatoes and 8 pounds of fresh sweet potatoes every year. And both are fun and easy to grow in your home…  READ MORE right arrow
Bill Dugan
Bake ‘em, mash ‘em, fry ‘em, steam ‘em, microwave ‘em—the potato comes out a champ every time. We can say much the same for the sweet potato—which, by the way, is not related to the potato at all. Potatoes are tubers from the nightshade family, related to the pepper, tomato,…  READ MORE right arrow


Different types of potatoes.
There are six basic types of potatoes: Russet Yellow Red White Blue Fingerling Among those types are many, many varieties—many of which you’ll never see at the market, but which you can grow yourself. Within these six basic types of potatoes, they’re categorized roughly based on their…  READ MORE right arrow
Sprouted potato tuber.
Potatoes grow best in regions where the soil temperature is cool, ranging from 45 degrees F for planting and 60 to 70 degrees F for growth. So, if you live in a mild region or one that has a decent growing season between frosts, potatoes may be for you.  READ MORE right arrow
Potatoes growing in a kitchen garden.
Before you start ordering seed potatoes or sweet potato slips, assess your land. If you have open land that meets the requirements of your crops, then all you have to do is test, treat (if needed), till, and plant.  READ MORE right arrow

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