Potato Solanum tuberosum
How to sow potato: Direct seed outdoors after last frost. Each piece must have one eye.
Sun requirement for potato: Plant in Full Sun
Potato has been planted 64 times by Growstuff members.
Potatoes are starchy root vegetables in the Solanaceae, or Nightshade, family, which also includes tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers. They originated in South America, and spread to become a worldwide staple. The leaves and fruit are usually poisonous and the stem tuber is the only edible part once it is cooked. The potato can be cooked in many ways, brewed into alcohol, and also used as the basis for creating bioplastics. More growing information is available in individual species entries.
Annualliving and reproducing in a single year or less
Median lifespan16 weeks
First harvest expected15 weeks after planting
Last harvest expected14 weeks after planting
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Preparing for winter
I'm going to attempt to grow [potato](crop) over winter. To prepare I'm going to do a full garden bed of [mustard](crop) and then dig the greens into the soil. Add compost and blood and bone. I've never attempted potato over winter. It can get very wet here, and in August it drops below 0C for a ...
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I like to automate the calculations, analysis, and plain old remembering what has happened in the garden. Some of the challenges in my garden is knowing when it's too late to planting something, if it will cope with the weather conditions here, and working out what is killing the [tomato](cro...
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This year (2014)
This year wasn't a particularly good year in my garden. Due to my ill health through spring and summer, the only things that got planted were the [potato](crop)es, [onion](crop)s and [elephant garlic](crop), all of which were planted either late last year or early in the spring. I'm refusing to...
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How to grow potatoes
Grown for: tuber (20) whole plant (1)
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CloCkWeRX harvested 4, weighing 0.5 kg.
4 months ago.
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over 2 years ago.
iain harvested 50, weighing 2 kg.
over 2 years ago.
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