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Potato planting time?

FionualaModerator | Posted in Pacific Northwest Gardening on

Now the sun has come out here in Northern California, SO many gardeners are in a hurry to get going in the veggie patch.  And potatoes seem to be a hot topic this week!  I’ve always waited ’til around the average last frost date(April 15th here in my area) to plant mine – or at least til St. Patrick’s Day – because of the frost-tender foliage, but if anyone has any tips or hints on getting them going earlier, please let me know!

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    Plantswoman | | #1

    Chit them on a window sill inside until you see eyes starting to grow. Plant when the soil is warm (whenever that is in your area) in trenches. Push the soil over the top and heap it up into a mini-mountain range. By the time the leaves come through the top,
    it will be well past frost.

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      FionualaModerator | | #2

      My seed potatoes are on a tray, on a shelf in my laundry room right now, and sprouts are definitely appearing. It's been cold lately, but I have hopes that the soil will be ready by St Patrick's Day which is my traditional potato planting day!

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