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Sprouting Seed Potatoes

White potatoes get a bum wrap, but they are the most delicious tuber to grow in your own backyard. Not only that, they are easy and fun to grow, especially if you have children. From sprouting your own seed potatoes … Continue reading

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The Martian and His Potatoes…and Mistakes

Everyone, I mean everyone told me, “You must see The Martian. He grows potatoes on Mars.” So I went. It was well done, except for a couple things: 1) No one could possibly stay that positive in those circumstances, and … Continue reading

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YouTube: Planting Potatoes in Pots

Our latest YouTube video is live, and it’s all about planting potatoes in pots. Here in Southern California we can plant potatoes in fall or spring. For those in cooler climates, you may have to wait until spring, but here’s … Continue reading

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When 1+1=10: Harvesting Potatoes

Garden math breaks the rules. It’s one of the only places where things multiply without the need for a calculator, or the stress of bubble tests or sweaty palms. Possibly the best example of garden
math is the potato. Plant one, get many.

Spring is a great time to plant potatoes, and lucky for us, spring is coming soon. In warmer climates, you can also plant potatoes in the fall. That’s what we did last October with a couple of
scary potatoes left in the pantry too long. Yesterday we …
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The Potato Experiment

I’ll admit it, I’ve never grown potatoes in the fall. It’s always been a spring thing for me. When some scary looking potatoes greeted me in the pantry the other day, however, that all changed. Our
Test Garden is chock-full of fall crops already, so there’s no room for potatoes, but where there’s a will, there’s a way. The Way of the Pot.

(Cue Zen Buddhist musical interlude)

Potatoes are well-known for being suitable for growing in containers. They can be grown in trash cans, burlap sacks, bags of …
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