Seeding potatoes

Seed potatoes placed in a trench

Place seed potatoes in a hand-dug trench at about 12″ spacing. Cover with a couple of inches of soil. Wait for stems to grow a few inches. Start hilling: pile on soil to bury the stems so there’s more underground stem rooting and allowing for potatoes to form. Keep hilling every couple of weeks for as long as it’s practical—stems still growing, more soil easy to get at, leaf cover not in the way. As simple as it seems!

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