[Video] How to Prepare Potatoes for Planting

Follow these simple steps to prepare your potatoes for planting & ensure a good harvest…

Spring is here, which means, it’s time to plant potatoes! 🙂  Depending on where you live, you may plant your potatoes as early as late February or early March, but here in Ohio, we typically plant around the beginning of April. Areas further north may still need to wait a few more weeks. In general, you should plan to plant your potatoes about 6 weeks before your last frost date.

While potatoes are generally quite easy to grow, following a few simple preparation steps before planting can help to maximize plant health and increase your yield. The video below shares some helpful tips for preparing your potatoes for planting, including how and when to cut your seed potatoes, a simple way to prevent mold and rot, and more.

Check it out now, and get your potatoes ready for planting!


Rose S.

An avid gardener since childhood, I love sharing my passion for gardening with others! I have gardened in a number of different climates and settings, from large fenced garden plots, to tiny patio and container gardens, and I firmly believe that everyone can learn to grow at least some of their own food - no matter where you live. Growing your own food can help you take control of your own health and food supply, and there has never been a better time to get started!

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