Soooo this year I decided to expand my potato planting. Last year I just did I think 3 or 4. This year I did more and a few different types. I always think that they're never going to come and then low and behind, they appear. Right now I am in the "I think they're never going to come up" stage. Maybe I'm doing it wrong?
I cut the potatoes so there's a couple eyes, wait overnight so they "scab" I dig a trench and plant them scab down and cover with about 3-4" of loose soil. As the plants come up, I hill once or twice. But I haven't gotten that far yet because they haven't appeared yet. I planted these April 17th. So it's been a little over 2 weeks. I don't remember how long it took last year - but I do remember I planted them in "harder" soil than this year and I had pretty much given up on them and was surprised when they actually did come up.