How deep do you plant a potato?

Answer Traditional planting methods recommend placing potato seeds in a shallow amount of soil, beneath no more than 2 inches of soil. Place several inches of mulch on top of the soil where the the potato... Read More »

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How Deep to Plant a Sweet Potato?

Sweet potatoes are grown from slips--also known as transplants or cuttings--from seed stock. Commercial producers purchase seed potatoes and cut their own slips. Does this Spark an ... Read More »

Difference Between Sweet Potato Slips & Sweet Potato Plant?

The main difference between sweet potato slips and plants is timing. Sweet potatoes are propagated using sprouts --- or slips --- that grow out of existing sweet potatoes. When the slips are a few ... Read More »

How do I plant a potato?

Cut a potato of your choice into 1-inch chunks, making sure each piece has an "eye." Once planted, the new plant will emerge from the eye. One eye per piece is ideal, as too many eyes will produce ... Read More »

What is the fruit on top of a potato plant?

The small, tomato-like, seed-filled fruit are the potato plant's actual fruit--an inedible part of the plant commonly referred to as potato fruit. When you eat potatoes, you're actually eating the ... Read More »