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Potato care instructions

Solanum tuberosum

All care instructions and information about Potato (Solanum tuberosum) have been provided by real gardeners.

Lifecycle Is Potato annual or perennial?
Growing Difficulty How hard is it to grow Potato?
Very easy 1/5
Growth Habit What shape or habit does Potato grow into?
Hardiness How frost hardy is Potato?
Country of Origin Where did Potato come from?
Mature Height How tall does Potato grow?
1.20 metres / 3.90 feet
Mature Spread How wide does Potato grow?
45.0 cm / 1.46 feet
USDA Zone Range Which zones does Potato grow best in?
pH Range The level of acidity for Potato.
5.0 - 6.0
Water Requirements How much water does Potato require?
Nitrogen Requirements How much nitrogen fertilizer does Potato need?
Soil What sort of soil should I plant Potato in?
Loam / Clay
Sun How much sunlight does Potato need to grow?
Partial Sun / Full Sun
Can Sow Direct? Can Potato be sown directly?
Sowing Depth How deep to plant Potato?
15.0 cm / 5.85 inches
Sowing Distance Apart How far apart to plant Potato?
30.0 cm / 11.7 inches
Sowing Row Distance Apart How far apart to plant rows of Potato?
30.0 cm / 11.7 inches
Ideal Germination Temperature Range What temperatures does Potato need in order to germinate?
15°C / 59°F to 25°C / 77°F
Growing Temperatures What temperatures are best to grow Potato in?
5°C / 41°F to 25°C / 77°F
Planting Distance Apart How far apart to plant Potato seedlings.
35.0 cm / 1.14 feet
Planting Row Distance Apart How far apart to plant rows of Potato seedlings.
50.0 cm / 1.62 feet
Bloom Time When will Potato bloom?
Early Summer
Harvest Time When is Potato ready for harvest?
Mid Summer
Pruning Time When should I prune Potato?
Mid Summer