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Growing Red Potatoes

Category Vegetables
Red Potatoes
The potato is a perennial plant from the nightshade family, and a staple for many people around the world. This guide is about growing red potatoes.
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February 17, 20120 found this helpful

How do I grow a red potato?

By Nikki T. from Turlock, CA

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February 20, 20120 found this helpful

Go to a Garden Centre

Buy Pontiac seed potato (or other red potato)

Cut so each piece has 3 eyes minimum

plant

water

pick potato Beetles and kill

harvest

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February 21, 20120 found this helpful

Red potatoes grow the same as white ones, just the variety makes them red. Desiree is another popular red variety. How long they need to stay in the ground depends on whether you choose an early or maincrop potato (it should say this on the label). Potatoes are pretty easy to grow, provided pests don't get them. They like rich soil and need regular watering. If you don't care to dig you can get a pretty good harvest by growing potatoes in containers, too.

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