When I plant a whole potato I get big plants with NO crop of potatoes.
Make a small cutting with 1 eye to get larger potatoes.
Make a small cutting with 2 eyes to get smaller potatoes.
I am growing Russet potatoes each potato plant will produce 2 to 3 lbs of potatoes.
Plant potato cutting on the garden surface 8" apart with the eye to 1 side then cover them with 6" of soil plants will be coming up in 1 month. When plants are 12" tall put another 6" of soil on them. Short season potatoes like, Pontiac Red, Yukon Gold, Kennebec, is a 3 month crop.
If you plant, Russet, Idaho, German Butter ball, these are a 4 month crop. As long as you keep covering the plants with more soil they grow more potatoes every place soil touches the plant up to about 65 days. Long season potatoes is a 4 month crop.
Long season potatoes usually produce a larger crop of potatoes than short season potatoes.
I am having very good luck growing organic grocery store potatoes they are about the same price as seed potatoes. Keep potatoes warm in a dark place in 1 month eyes sprout. Make small cuttings let them dry 2 days before planting.
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on Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:21 am, edited 6 times in total.