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Post  BigTerp 3/31/2015, 11:00 am

Have everything sown/planted in my 4x4 SFG except for potatoes. Going to wait another week or two for the ground to warm up before I put the spuds in. There are SO many different varieties I'm not sure what I want. We like to make homemade french fries so would like a variety that would work well for that. And probably another variety for slicing and pan frying. Any specific varieties I should be considering? I have 2 squares set aside for potatoes and plan to plant 2 plants per square. Thanks!!
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Post  sanderson 3/31/2015, 1:28 pm

Big Terp, You can try planting sprouting sections of your favorite potato. Very Happy

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Post  camprn 3/31/2015, 2:07 pm

There are varieties that are early harvest, late harvest. Waxy, starchy purple, red, gold , determinate, indeterminate.


Which ones do YOU want to grow?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/02/types-of-potatoes_n_4877050.html


http://www.potatogoodness.com/all-about-potatoes/potato-types/

http://www.lovepotatoes.co.uk/potato-varieties

I have a dedicated potato bed. The foliage will get tall and overshadow other plants. in a 4x6 last year I grew reds, purples, fingerlings and russets.
http://www.potatoesusa.com/products.php?sec=Table-Stock%20Potatoes

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Post  BigTerp 3/31/2015, 2:59 pm

Thanks for the links. Very informative!! I'm leaning towards russets and Yukon gold right now. I planned my potato squares to be in front of my back two squares which currently has spinach, but will be replaced with tomatoes once the weather warms enough to nullify growing spinach. Tomatoes I'll get as transplants so shading shouldn't be a problem, hopefully.

Any issue with planting two different varieties in the same square?
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Camp, thanks for the links.

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Post  camprn 3/31/2015, 5:11 pm

http://awaytogarden.com/growing-potatoes-organically-when-and-how-to-plant-hill-and-harvest/

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Post  BigTerp 4/8/2015, 11:48 am

Picked up some Yukon Gold and Chieftain seed potatoes. Planning 1 square of each with 2 plants per square. Is the 2 plants per square acceptable?
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