Potato field with tubers in soil dirt – soil surface background

By August 7, 2017Articles

Potato field with tubers in soil dirt - soil surface background

By Amy Grant Americans eat around 125 lbs. (57 kilos) of potatoes per person each year! So it’s really no wonder that home gardeners, wherever they may live, would like to try their hands at growing their own spuds. The thing is, potatoes are a cool season crop, so what about potatoes for say, zone 9? Are there hot weather potato varieties that might be more suitable for growing potatoes in zone 9? About Zone 9 Potatoes Although considered a cool season crop, potatoes actually grow in USDA zones 3-10b. Zone 9 potato growers are actually quite lucky. You can plant some late maturing varieties in early summer for a fall harvest and/or plant early potato varieties and midseason types a few weeks prior to the last spring frost date for your area. For instance, say your last spring frost date is around the end of December. Then you can

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