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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 57 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

15 weeks

First harvest expected

14 weeks after planting

Last harvest expected

14 weeks after planting

Height

60cm

Spread

30cm

Row Spacing

90cm

Companions

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Photos

Potato crops

Potato plantings

Potato plants 10 July 2013
Potato plants 10 July 2013
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IMG_1676.JPG (2)
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DSC_0682
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potatobag
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Potato harvests

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IMG_20161224_162238
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Potato harvest
Potato harvest
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IMG_20171111_114434_446
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Potato harvest
Potato harvest
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Potato seeds

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IMG_20180331_184404
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Sunniness

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Varieties

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