POTATO AND ONION SETS
Potatoes and onions are a great addition to your garden as they are hardy, easy to grow, and produce tasty results.
Plant potatoes in loose fertile soil in full sun in early spring. In order to prepare your potatoes for planting, some prefer to separate the eyes. This means cutting the potatoes so that each piece has one to three eyes. Lay the cut pieces in the sun to "cure", letting the outsides harden. If the potatoes are on the smaller side, it might not be necessary to cut them. There are many different methods for planting potatoes. One is done by digging a trench at least 6-12 inches deep. Plant each potato about 12 inches apart and cover with four inches of soil. As the potatoes grow, use soil for the side of the trench to hill around the the lower stems. Repeat this step as the plants continue to grow taller. Once the plant foliage begins to die back potatoes are ready to harvest and store. As for watering, potatoes like to have an evenly moist soil with well draining soil. They will suffer in soggy overwatered areas just as much as they will from drought. Other potato planting methods include containers, grow bags, towers, raised beds and more. Potatoes are known for being tough, so whichever method you choose, you are sure to see some sprouting.
- Sprouts sells potatoes in packages and in bulk
- Packages come in an organic option, and include 6 seed potatoes. Types vary year from year.
- Bulk Potatoes include the following varieties
- Red Norland
- All Blues
- Yukon Gold
- Purple Viking
Plant onions around four weeks before the first frost date. Plant in an areas of full sun with fertile well draining soil. Onions have a shallow root system so will need a steady supply of water. When planting onions, be aware to not plant too deep. Cover the root and bulb with the soil, but leave the top neck of the plant exposed or near the surface. Harvest time can vary, as baby onions taste great, but once the tops begin to yellow, bulbs have fully matured. Lay them out in a warm, airy location to cure. Once cured they are able to be stored or enjoy immediately in any dish.
- Sprouts carries onions in packages and in bulk
- In packages we carry Red, Snowball White, and Stuttgarter Risen Yellow
- In bulk we carry Stuttgarter Risen Yellow and Snowball white