Growing Potato

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05 Mar 23 Phyllis Wright (Canada - Zone 8a Mild Temperate climate)
If I plant my potatoes now, do I keep them in my unheated garage which gets a bit of light or put them outside where we are still getting below 0 temperatures?
06 Mar 23 Celeste Archer (Canada - Zone 5a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
Potatoes can go in the ground now -- the cold temperatures won't do anything to them. In fall when I harvest my potatoes I tend to miss a few (those little tiny ones) -- and they are in the garden all winter (sometimes temps drop as low as -10c) and they still grow. Generally speaking, potatoes can be planted as soon as the ground can be worked. Don't forget to add lots of potassium (also called potash) to the soil.... potatoes LOVE potassium.
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