Cooking with Katie

Gardening Tips: Planting Potatoes

In our garden this year, we decided to try something new and kinda different; we planted potatoes! They are super low-maintenance, and they’re fun for kids to help with. My brothers got a kick out of seeing the “eyes” on the potatoes turn into plants!

Start by taking some old, gross, nasty, horrible-smelling, rotten potatoes that have grown eyes and roots and everything and cut them into chunks. They need some eyes, roots, and potato flesh on each chunk.

Then dig a hole about 6-8 inches deep and place the potato in it.

Cover it with dirt and give it plenty of water for the first few weeks. The first sprouts should start popping up within 1-2 weeks of planting the potatoes. The sprouts will have thick stems and hearty, dark green leaves on them when they first pop up. Do NOT mistake them for weeds! 😉These are the plants right now. We’ll dig up the potatoes in the fall, and I can’t wait to see if they worked! Have fun!


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