262 Spring Potato Basics

Garden Basics with Farmer Fred

21-04-2023 • 42 mins

What is the most consumed vegetable in the United States? Potatoes! Oddly enough, it’s not even on the top 10 list of backyard garden vegetables. That’s too bad, because the potato varieties that are available for home gardeners are more colorful and flavorful than the varieties you’d find in a grocery store.   We revisit a conversation we had with America’s favorite retired college horticulture professor, Debbie Flower, about growing potatoes. She has some tips about choosing potatoes and how to cut and prepare them for planting.

Plus, Master Gardener Gail Pothour talks about the best months to be planting your potatoes. As we are fond of saying here, all gardening is local, so that timing will vary.

We will also get into the details of colorful, interesting potato varieties, as well as  storage tips for your harvested potatoes.

It’s all in today’s episode 262, Spring Potato Basics.  It’s the Garden Basics with Farmer Fred podcast, brought to you today by Smart Pots and Dave Wilson Nursery. Let’s go!

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Pictured: Colorful Potatoes

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Flashback Ep. 114 Crop Rotation, Clay Soil
Santa Clara Co. Master Gardeners - Potatoes
Growing Potatoes Organically: Basics From Seed To Storage
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Dark Red Norland
French Fingerling
Yukon Gold
Adirondack Blue
Magic Molly

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