Potato Harvest

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Matthew Sawchuk
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This is the first time I've ever attempted to grow potatoes! I planted five pounds of seed potatoes. Can I get more potatoes out than what I put in?

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Via Providence
Via Providence 6 months ago

This is so great!

I don't remember how many pounds we planted but we decided to fill one of our raised beds because we had the space. We tried some companion plants in the bed, too, but the potatoes dominated everything. We planted 10" down with a base of 3"-4" so we wouldn't have to mound. Next year we will start 12" down.

The plants grew 6'-7' tall in a few weeks. We got a few flowers in July but plucked them so the plants would put their energy into the potatoes themselves. We are waiting to harvest until the plants die off, which they have just started to do. I will let you know what we haul in and see if my husband remembers many pounds we planted.

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Matthew Sawchuk
Matthew Sawchuk 5 months ago

Thank you! I can't wait to hear how your harvest turns out!

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TSheld72
TSheld72 6 months ago

You win! LOL

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TSheld72
TSheld72 6 months ago

So from my understanding you're suppose to plant shallow and "hill up" the soil as the plant grows to produce more potatoes and then let the plants die fully back before harvesting. Although, I'll have to add I tried doing this this past season and it didn't work out exactly that way for me. I think it's because I chose two shallow of a planting container.

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Matthew Sawchuk
Matthew Sawchuk 6 months ago

Yes, that was my understanding as well. I just kept adding soil every week because I was so nervous the potatoes would be exposed!

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TSheld72
TSheld72 6 months ago

I just love your videos Matthew! Practical, humorous and informative! Thank you. :)

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