I'm going to attempt to grow potato over winter. To prepare I'm going to do a full garden bed of mustard 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 few weeks. Also on the list to plant is parsnip and carrot.
potato Solanum tuberosum
Potato has been planted 56 times by Growstuff members.
potato is an annual crop (living and reproducing in a single year or less)
Median lifespan109 days
First harvest expected95 days after planting
Last harvest expected95 days after planting
Photos of potato harvests
Photos of potato plants
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What people are saying about potatoes
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. The broccoli went into the on seed, I think because it was planted too early.
Remembering what I planted where, to properly crop rotate, would be useful.
I've mostly been a summer gardener, so knowing what to plant for successful winter gardening would be great.
How to grow potatoes
Plant from: root/tuber (28), (9), seed (7), root division (2), seedling (1)
Plant in: sun (29), (14), semi-shade (8), shade (3)
- Solanum tuberosum
Varieties of potato:
See who's planted potatoes
- potato planting in Garden by miestasmagnus
- potato planting in Aro Valley by shiny
- potato planting in Back Garden by AuntyMarion
- maco harvested 18, weighing 11 oz.
- dust harvested 5, weighing 4 kg.
- maco harvested 4, weighing 4.2 oz.