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 Post subject: Potato plants
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:49 pm 
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Has anyone grown any type of potatoes in the Houston area, if so what kind and how well did they grow and what time did you plant them?

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 Post subject: Re: Potatoe plants
PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:54 am 
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You can plant Kennebec (white), Red Norland, Pontiac (Red), and Red Lasota. Yukon Gold also does well here and All Blue. Buy 'seed' potatoes at the appropriate time at a nursery, or get organic potatoes from the grocery store. They need to be organic to ensure they haven't been sprayed with something to prevent them from sprouting.

You can plant them July25-August 10 for a spring harvest or plant them Feb 1-March 1 for a fall harvest.

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 Post subject: Re: Potatoe plants
PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:32 am 
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Thank you so much I can't wait to plant some!! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Potatoe plants
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:31 am 
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You can plant them July25-August 10 for a spring harvest or plant them Feb 1-March 1 for a fall harvest

july/august for spring???? feb/march for fall???
first time i have ever seen these planting dates even for houston. figureed they would burn up or freeze respectively for those dates. i planted in feb and by late may /june the plants had turned brown, fallen over and i harvested.


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 Post subject: Re: Potatoe plants
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:34 am 
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It's not a planting date specifically for Houston, it's for the planting zone you're in..See Howard's Vegetable Gardening Book.

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