Growing Potato

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
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(Best months for growing Potato in Canada - Zone 4b Temperate Warm Summer regions)

P = Plant seed potatoes

  • Plant tuber. Best planted at soil temperatures between 10°C and 30°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 30 - 40 cm apart
  • Harvest in 15-20 weeks. Dig carefully, avoid damaging the potatoes.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Peas, Beans, Brassicas, Sweetcorn, Broad Beans, Nasturtiums, Marigolds
  • Avoid growing close to: Cucumber, Pumpkin, Sunflowers, Tomatoes, Rosemary

Your comments and tips

07 Sep 21, Anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Where I live sub-tropical Australia we are becoming the sweet potato capital of Australia. The sprouts are called ?
18 Oct 21, Peter Hurley (USA - Zone 4b climate)
Sweet potato sprouts are known as "slips". In the United States sweet potatoes tend to be the reddish type with orange flesh, a good variety is Georgia Jet, Australia may be more familiar with what we would call yams.
01 Sep 21, (USA - Zone 6b climate)
April May if you had checked the planting guide here.
22 Aug 21, Sue (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
When best to plant potatoes in Turangi - still pretty cold down here at moment - do I wait until September or maybe later?
24 Aug 21, Tony (New Zealand - temperate climate)
the issues to consider are: Do you have chitted seed? When is last frost date? When does the psyllid bug become active (usually around December) Even if you plant now they will just sit until conditions are good. You can make earthed up rows and plant into that rather than in cold hard soil.
17 Aug 21, Stephen Stallard (Australia - temperate climate)
Where can I buy any English Variety "New Potatoes" for planting in our Home Garden. Any ideas would be very much appreciated. Many thanks. Stephen
29 Aug 21, Anon (Australia - temperate climate)
Try an on-line search where to buy it.
07 Aug 21, Elaine (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
How best can I use, an old bag of coffee grinds in the garden.
01 Sep 21, Janet (Australia - temperate climate)
We had tomato and capsicum plants that were growing really nicely and promising in big pots with organic potting soil, compost and fertiliser. When we heard about coffee grounds and applied them, it really set these plants back (visibly evidenced) and they did not fruit much at all. They were our pride and joy. There are new articles on the Net about coffee grounds Not being a good idea close to our plants - there maybe a few exceptions. We would never take the risk again.
09 Aug 21, Anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Just spread it out thinly in the garden and mix into the soil. Or use it in your compost if you are making it.
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Can you plant potatoes in the tropics with 30°C temperature and get a good harvest?

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