A little Maine potato patch

by Dennis
(Maine)

I have grown potatoes for the past 18 years in a 22' x 16' plot in my front yard using this method:


Seeds are planted at least 6" deep, 12" apart, in rows 24" apart. I toss a handful of 10-10-10 fertilizer between the seeds being careful not to let the fertilizer contact the seeds. I add nothing else to this loamy rocky soil.

I have never had a bad crop and I easily grow enough for the winter for three people. I grow Red Norland, Pontiac, Kennebec, Yukon Gold, Superior, Green Mountain all with great results.

Because the seed is planted deep I never have to mound the plants and the tubers seem to be shielded from the effects of drought. Getting down and digging them up is the best part.

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