What Is Hilling Potatoes?

There is a lot of confusion surrounding hilling. Is it necessary? Does it improve yields? Can you do it in a container? The answer to these questions and hopefully everything you want to know about hilling coming up. Hilling potatoes is the act of mounding dirt around the base of the potato plant. It’s done …

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When Do You Plant Potatoes?

Like everything in life, timing for planting your potatoes is important. Potatoes do best in cool weather so you want to give them as much growing time as possible in temperatures between 50 and 80 degrees. In northern areas you want to get your potatoes in the ground in early spring and in southern areas …

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How Far Apart to Plant Potatoes

How far apart you should plant your potatoes depends on the variety of potato, your gardening space, and whether you want new potatoes or a later variety that stores well. In a garden plant seed potatoes from 8 to 18 inches apart in a row, depending on variety, and have rows spaced 24 inches apart. …

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Bugs on Potato Plants

The Colorado potato beetle is the bug you will see most often on potato plants. You will see it in two forms. In it’s larvae stage it is red and black and looks like a slug. It is hump backed and has two rows of black dots one either side. As the larvae gets older …

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