POTATO, PATATO tHE JOURNEY OF A POTATO!

POTATO PLANTS MAKE MORE OF THEM SELVES TO: A: GROW THEIR OWN POPULATION B: USE UP EXCESS NUTRIENTS

THE PURPLE THINGS GROWING ARE CALLED SPROUTS. THESE COME FROM THE EYES OF THE POTATO (OFTEN ROUND BLACK DOTES YOU WILL SEE) . THESE WILL GROW A BRAND NEW POTATO AND NOT JUST ONE BUT MAYBE A DOZEN NEW FRESH POTATOES.

A POTATO PLANT IS OFTEN HARD BUT IN THE STATE YOU SEE HERE IT IS ACTUALLY SOFT. THIS STATE I WILL CALL THE SPROUTING STAGE

POTATO PLANTS TAKE ABOUT 70 - 120 DAYS AND CAN BE STORED FOR MONTHS IF THEY ARE IN A DARK SPACE WITH NO WATER AND NO SOIL ON THE POTATO. THEY MUST HARDEN BEFORE STORAGE AS WELL.

A POTATO SPROUTS OVER TIME YOU WILL FIRST NEED TO GET A BUNCH OF THE SPROUTED POTATOES

GET TO YOUR PLANTING SPOT FIRST YOU NEED TO MAKE THE SOIL LOOSE USING A SHOVEL OR HOE.

MAKE THE LAND FLAT AFTER LOOSENING THE DIRT (DO NOT PAT OR PACK THE SOIL!)

DIG 6 INCH DEEP TRENCHES USING A SHOVEL

PUT THE WHOLE SPOUTED POTATO INTO THE TRENCH ABOUT 4 INCHES APART

COVER WITH DIRT

COOK UP YOUR FRESH POTATOES YOU SHOULD GROW THESE POTATOES IN THE SPRING RIGHT AFTER WINTER

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Created with images by Rachel Zack - "Sweet Potato" • alex80 - "potatoes land fruit" • StockSnap - "fork potato food"

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