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Potatoes (seed potatoes)
About This Plant...
Genus and species:
Time needed to reach transplant size:
When to transplant to garden:
2-4 weeks before last spring frost (plant whole, egg-sized seed potatoes; or, plant small pieces with 2-3 eyes each, but let them dry for a few days before planting)
When to sow outdoors:
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time:
Days to maturity:
Spacing between plants:
Spacing between rows:
Colorado potato beetle, flea beetles, aphids, wireworms, European corn borer, leafhoppers, leaf miners
early blight, late blight, potato scab, fusarium wilt, verticillium wilt, mosaic vius
harvest new potatoes about 10 weeks after planting; harvest storage potatoes after the vines have died back
hill the plants when they reach 9 inches high by pulling up soil around them
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