1. Choose the right site: Pick a sunny and well-drained site for growing potatoes.
  2. Preparing soil: Before planting, prepare the soil by adding organic matter, such as compost or well-rotted manure, to improve its structure and fertility.
  3. Chitting seed potatoes: About 4-6 weeks before planting, place the seed potatoes in a cool, light place, such as a greenhouse or windowsill, to encourage the development of sprouts.
  4. Planting seed potatoes: Plant the seed potatoes in the soil, about 20-30cm apart and 15cm deep. Cover with soil and firm down gently.


  1. Earthen up: As the plants grow, gradually “earthen up” the soil around the stems, to prevent the developing tubers from turning green and becoming inedible.
  2. Watering: Water the plants regularly, especially during dry periods, to ensure consistent growth.
  3. Mulching: Apply a layer of mulch, such as compost or well-rotted straw, around the plants to retain moisture and suppress weeds.


With proper care and attention, you should be able to harvest a crop of healthy and delicious potatoes in approximately 16 weeks.



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