5 Potato Planting Mistakes

Feature in Homes & Garden

“Dominique Kline, Farm Manager at The Hope Farm in Fairhope, Alabama, says that growing potatoes is ‘an art of balance’ that starts with the correct planting distance. 

‘Planting too closely can lead to a range of issues stemming from nutrient deficiency. When plants compete for nutrients, they collectively fail to thrive, leading to legginess, deformation, and stunted growth,’ says Dominique. 

‘Potatoes, on average, prefer a distance of 12-15 inches between plants and 24-26 inches between rows.’”

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