Gardening 101~ How-to Properly Plant Potatoes- HACK using store bought organic potatoes!

 “A person who is growing a garden, if he is growing it organically, is improving a piece of the world. He is producing something to eat, which makes him somewhat independent of the grocery business, but he is also enlarging, for himself, the meaning of food and the pleasure of eating.” ― Wendell Berry

Choose Organic Potatoes!

Growing potatoes is easier than you may think, however there are a few key tips & tricks!  Recently while I was at a few local garden centers, I was kind of amazed at how much seed potatoes were and thought to myself, “I wonder if I could use organic store bought ones?” Well, sure enough you can!  If you choose to do this, you’ll want to purchase organic potatoes as others have been treated with a anti-sprouting agent. 

PRO TIP: Be sure to store the potatoes in your fridge until you are ready to plant them. Take them out and place them on the counter at least a week before you want to plant them in order to stimulate root growth.

PRO TIP: In optimal growing conditions, you can count on harvesting approximately 10 pounds of potatoes for every pound you plant, give or take. You will want to take this into consideration when calculating how many potatoes you want to grow.

Now check out my easy YouTube Video, Gardening 101 Tutorial on How-to Properly Plant Potatoes- HACK using store bought organic potatoes!

I certainly hope you are encouraged to garden. Even if you start with only two or three of these things, that’s a great start! 

Be sure to check out my Blog Post on my Top 10 Favorite & Easy Vegetables to Grow for the Home Gardener!

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