'Taters Gone Wild: Troubleshooting Cold Weather and Potato Pests

| 6/7/2016 8:57:00 AM

Tags: potatoes, garden pests, mulching, vegetabel gardening, urban farming, Blythe Pelham, Ohio,

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Read Part 1: 'Taters Gone Wild: Planting Potatoes from Sprouts.

Read Part 3: 'Taters Gone Wild: 2 Bushels and Counting.

I held my breath for about a week after I planted the potential potato babies freed from my basement. Even though I knew I was experimenting and that it could result (at worst) in an amended bed with better soil, I was thrilled when the first plants poked their little leaves through the straw.

It wasn’t for another week or so that my adventure was showing fairly widespread success. I had plants of all four varieties coming through. The plants continued to grow and thrive as though I’d planted them with the barely sprouted eyes as I normally do.

Growing Potatoes in Cold Weather

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