Growing Potato

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
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(Best months for growing Potato in Canada - Zone 4b Temperate Warm Summer regions)

P = Plant seed potatoes

  • Plant tuber. Best planted at soil temperatures between 10°C and 30°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 30 - 40 cm apart
  • Harvest in 15-20 weeks. Dig carefully, avoid damaging the potatoes.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Peas, Beans, Brassicas, Sweetcorn, Broad Beans, Nasturtiums, Marigolds
  • Avoid growing close to: Cucumber, Pumpkin, Sunflowers, Tomatoes, Rosemary

Your comments and tips

23 Apr 22, Dionne Dixon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I have to say that potatoes also grow amazingly well with parsley. They seem to be great companions.
30 Mar 22, Lee Patterson (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I live in Taree, Mid North Coast, NSW. I have Potato Bags ready for planting and would like to know when is the right time for me to plant. Also, when do potato seedlings go on sale. Thank you.
31 Mar 22, Gary Hall (Australia - arid climate)
Hi Lee I'm from Wauchope and the Potato season is August, September and october you can get seed potato from Bunnings in the Gardening section in Taree if not try one of the rural centre's in Taree hope this helps.
01 Apr 22, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
sub tropical Bundy they grow an Autumn crop and plant late April May.
31 Mar 22, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Ring your local produce agency and ask if they have seed potatoes. Or buy seed potatoes on line. Plant from mid April onwards.
11 Feb 22, grace (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi, I live in a temperate Zone, according to your table, and was wondering if I can grow potatoes ALL year round, as I rarely get frosts. ?? I have heard you can grow them all year round but would like some confirmation. thanks
08 Mar 22, John Mauger (Australia - temperate climate)
Frost is the bane of potatoes. Give it a go by planting some seed potatoes or small pieces every few weeks. I have had potatoes growing amongst shrubs even in winter. Find the warmest, or most sheltered spot with the most sun for cool season planting. All the best.
03 Feb 22, michelle (Australia - tropical climate)
How can I grow potatoes and carrots in year round tropical climate
04 Feb 22, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Check the planting guide here for these crops. Most vegetables are seasonal. Basically you need certain temperatures to grow different crops. Do some internet research about growing vegetables.
31 Oct 21, Kevin Weaver (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I live on the mid north coast of Nsw . I planted potatoes in my vegetable garden at the beginning of October, not realizing they are best grown in cooler months, the are currently looking and growing really well i have just mounded them for the first time. Is there any chance they will grow to harvest, or am i wasting my time. Thanks kev
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Thank you - excellent information - especially about "bedding" the sweet seed potatoes and cutting the sprouts for transplant!!!

- Celeste Archer

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