Growing Potatoes from Potato Eyes

Growing Potatoes from Potato Eyes

by Doris Richardson
(Hendersonville NC)

I planted some potato eyes last year just for fun and low and behold I had potatoes. But, when I planted again this year a lot of the smaller ones came to the top and turned green.

I had to find out why. Your article really clued me in on my mistakes.

I have printed this out and it will be my potato bible from now on.

Thanks Doris Richardson


Hi Doris,

It is always good to hear from readers that the articles we have created have turned out useful for someone.

Planting potatoes is fun, and you don't have to have a lot of space if you only want to plant a couple of potato plants. The only down side is that most of us eat far more potatoes than we could possibly plant for ourselves if we don't have a lot of space.

And even if you do have a lot of space to grow your potatoes, once you harvest them, you then have the issue of storage, and making sure the mice don't get to them before you do!

Despite all of that, we still plant potatoes every season because as far as we are concerned there is nothing better than new potatoes drizzled with some olive oil and baked with sea salt and fresh rosemary in a hot oven. Delicious!

Enjoy your potatoes, and welcome to the website.

Countryfarm Lifestyles

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