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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 61 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.

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Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Median lifespan

16 weeks

First harvest expected

14 weeks after planting

Last harvest expected

14 weeks after planting

Height

60cm

Spread

30cm

Row Spacing

90cm

Companions

eggplant marjoram

Photos

Potato crops

Potato plantings

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Potatoes
Potatoes
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Potato harvests

Potato harvest
Potato harvest
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Potato harvest
Potato harvest
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Potato seeds

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Sunniness

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Harvested for

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Varieties

Crop Map

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What people are saying about potatoes

Preparing for winter

by shiny,

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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Some of features id like

by shiny,

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)

by Mad_Martha,

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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