To Top

Growing Potatoes from Eyes

Can I grow a plant from a potato eye?

Hardiness Zone: 7a

By jimbob2140 from Kitts Hill, OH

We are giving away $200 in Amazon gift cards for people who answer questions on ThriftyFun this month! Click here to find out more...

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

July 6, 20091 found this helpful

You need a piece of potato with that least 2 eyes, after cutting the potato in sections it really should set out and dry a bit or dust it with sulfur, you cannot grow potato plants from just a sprout you really need a piece of potato attached. After planting your potato, once it's about 3 to 4 in. tall start piling dirt up around the stem (I usually dig the hole and slowly fill in as the potato grows.)

Now the sweet potato is a totally different thing you have to wait for them to sprout, once the sprouts are at least 3 in. long carefully snap off put it in small glass with a little bit of water once roots form that's when you plant them.

Reply Was this helpful? 1

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
In This Guide
Growing Potatoes
Growing Potatoes
Home and Garden Gardening VegetablesJuly 6, 2009
Freezing Potatoes, Potatoes on white background
Freezing Potatoes
Harvesting Potatoes
Harvesting Potatoes
sliced sweet potato
Recipes Using Yams (Sweet Potatoes)
A sprouting potato.
Planting Sprouting Potatoes
Back to School Ideas!
Summer Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/08/16 06:06:09 in 333 msecs. ⛅️️
Loading Something Awesome!