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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 lifespan

109 days

First harvest expected

95 days after planting

Last harvest expected

95 days after planting


Photos of potato harvests

by maco


Photos of potato plants




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What people are saying about potatoes

Preparing for winter

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.

Some of features id like

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.

I suspect I've got consistently great yields of potato and carrot, but I'd need to more diligently record that to find out.

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

Grown for: tuber (18) whole plant (1)

Plant from: root/tuber (28), (9), seed (7), root division (2), seedling (1)

Plant in: sun (29), (14), semi-shade (8), shade (3)

Scientific names

  • Solanum tuberosum

Alternate names

None known.

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