You’ll be amazed how much better fresh, homegrown potatoes taste.
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Mulch with a material such as straw to conserve moisture and keep light off developing potatoes.
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Use a shovel or digging fork to harvest, taking care not to spear your spuds.
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Greensprout, or “chit,” your potatoes by exposing them to light in a cool spot for a few weeks.
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After you harvest your potatoes, store them in a cool, moist place (such as a root cellar or basement) for up to six to eight months.
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Control Colorado potato beetles by destroying their eggs.
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Plant sprouting seed potatoes when your soil warms to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Potato expert and GMO-labeling advocate Jim Gerritsen speaks out against GMOs at a rally in New York.
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