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Beginner Gardening: How far apart do you plant potatoes?

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Lexington, KY
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2013
6:18 AM

Post #9442664

I can't remember how far apart to plant potato pieces. I have to buy my seed potatoes for planting in regular and jumbo grow bags and the instructions just say "space evenly." Does anyone know?
Madras, OR

March 11, 2013
10:14 PM

Post #9446528

I plant mine about 20 inches apart, leaving enough soil to hill the plant as it grows. But I plant side by side, 20 inches, then to the center 20 inches forward, then another side by side 20 inches away. So you end up with 5 plants, staggered kind of like square foot gardening only using more space
Lexington, KY
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2013
5:01 AM

Post #9447745

Thank you!


Hummelstown, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 21, 2013
8:00 PM

Post #9457641

Generally potato seed pieces are planted about 12" apart in the row at a depth of 3-4". Rows can be 24 to 36 " apart.


Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 24, 2013
8:15 AM

Post #9459964

So there is room for the baby potatoes to grow. like drobarr said.

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