embrains6699 wrote:This is the first time I've bothered to try to grow potatoes. What sort of soil do I need? Sandy soil?
How much water do I need?
When do I harvest them?
Potatoes do well in sandy soil that is a little on the acid side.
It is best to keep them uniformly damp, but not soggy.
You may harvest new potatoes about the time you see blossoms on top, or wait until the vines die down. You can often find a tuber by poking your finger in the soil, then just bring up the tuber and leave the plant to grow more.
The potatoes I used had been refrigerated for quite a long time, so will they grow?
Help is very much needed.
By this I gather you have already planted them? Ok, just give it some time. Most any potato will sprout if it is in warm soil. You should see them come up in two to three weeks, depending on the soil temperature.
I agree with the others who said that it is best to buy certified seed potatoes for planting. This is to avoid bringing potato diseases into your garden. Supermarket potatoes will grow though.
What hardines zone are you in?
Gardening at 5000 feet elevation, zone 4/5 Northern Utah, Frost free from May 25 to September 8 +/-