Potatoes, Organic Seed
Potatoes ship in the spring, beginning in March, directly from our grower's farm in Maine. We ship to southernmost areas first - see the table below. Shipping surcharges apply: $2 for one item, $4 total for any two or more potato items.
Culture: Cut potatoes into pieces no smaller than an egg with no fewer than 2 eyes. Plant at 12 in. spacing, rows 3-4 ft. apart, in rich soil with lots of extra compost. Kill Colorado Potato Beetles as soon as they appear. The adults lay many eggs, and the pink-purple larvae are much more destructive than the adults. When plants are 6 in. high, side dress with compost and hill them by mounding dirt up against them until only the very tip of the top leaves are showing. For best results, hill again when plants have grown another 6 in. Dig potatoes from the ground after the plants have died and the stems are dry to the ground level. Potatoes are shipped at appropriate spring planting time for your area. For more specific shipping dates, see our website or call us. Order by April 1st. If you intend to make a second, later planting, please order extra seed potatoes to store in the refrigerator or root cellar until planting time.
Bag: 1 lb unless stated, sows 6-10'. Includes detailed planting instructions and a variety photo card.
Potatoes will be shipped approximately according to the following table. Unfortunately, we are unable to handle requests for earlier shipping. If you want to inquire about earlier or off-season shipping of potatoes, please contact our grower, Wood Prairie Farm, directly.