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It’s Time To Plant Spring Seed Potatoes

seed potatoesSpring seed potatoes arrive soon at Spring Creek Feed Center.  We’ll have white Kennebec and Red LaSoda seed potatoes ready for your garden. Allow potatoes to sprout before planting and then get them in the ground mid-February. One pound will produce 4 to 5 pounds of crop. Keep an eye on Facebook and we’ll let you know when they arrive!

La Soda Red Potatoes – Distinctive rosy skin and waxy white flesh set this variety apart. Tasty boiled, baked or fried, La Soda keeps well and has been adapted to a wide range of soils and climates, especially for southern gardeners. Always reliable, it withstands cold, heat and drought.

Kennebec Potatoes – Thin, smooth skin and flesh make these oval potatoes an all-purpose pantry staple. Young tubers are tasty for creaming and full-size spuds are excellent for frying, boiling, mashing or baking.

Tips For Planting Potatoes

Seed potatoes should be in the ground by February 14th. When purchasing seed potatoes, look for certified seed potatoes. These are seeding potatoes which have not been treated with growth retardants to prevent sprouting.

After you have planned and prepared a garden spot with well-drained, loose soil, the seed potatoes can be prepped for planting:

Cut each seed potato into quarters (sulfur dust can be applied to the fresh cut ends) and let the potato quarters set out overnight or longer until cut sides callus over. Seed potato quarters are then ready to plant— for a good rule of thumb, potato quarters should be planted 3” to 4” deep and spaced 12” to 15” apart. To provide plants plenty of growing room, make sure rows are spaced 24” to 36” apart.