How to Plant Potatoes
Mid-March -- St. Patrick’s Day -- is a traditional time to plant spring potatoes in Kansas; or plant early to mid July for a fall harvest. Ten to twelve pounds of seed potatoes will plant a 100 ft. row.
- • Cut seed potatoes into 11⁄2 - 2 in. pieces, each with one or two good eyes (buds).
- • Allow cut surfaces to heal (dry), usually about a week.
- • Plant the pieces eye up about 4 ins. deep and 12 ins. apart in rows 2-3 ft. apart.
Days to Maturity:
- • Early var ieties 90-110 days - Norland (red, early); Lasoda (red, early); Dakota (white, early)
- • Mid-season var ieties 100-120 days - Viking (red, mid); Yukon Gold (yellow, mid); Burbank (russet, mid)
- • Late var ieties 110-140 days - Kennebec (white, late)
How to Plant Onions & Garlic
GREEN ONIONS - plant 1-2 inches deep and 2 inches apart
SLICING ONIONS - plant 1-2 inches deep and 4 inches apart
Plant in rows 18-24 inches apart; matures in 60-90 days
- Plant onion sets or plants in well-drained soil, high in organic content
- Mix Johnson's Soil Recipe into the soil before planting (listed below).
- Water regularly. Fertilize with ferti-lome Gardener's Special (11-15-11) every 3 weeks.
- Break apart; plant a single clove 2 inches deep, 4-5 inches apart.
- Harvest when leaves yellow and start to fall over.
Johnson's Soil Recipe
- Three 2 cu. ft. bags Cotton Burr Compost
- 4 lbs. Hi-Yield Bone Meal
- 4 lbs. ferti-lome Gardener's Special
Till amendments into your soil before planting (covers 100 sq. ft. area).
To prevent grassy weeds sprinkle Hi-Yield Herbicide Granules, following recommendations on the package label.