On Saturday afternoon I finally planted my potatoes, I have been waiting for them to sprout. The fingerings potatoes sprouted but the white potatoes did not so I just ended up purchasing some seed potatoes to replace them.
The ideal time to plant potatoes in my climate according to the Ministry of Agriculture is April 5 - May 5 for early potatoes and May 1 - June 1 for late potatoes. I guess I am still within the time frame, the only problem that could arise is if the temperature goes to warm to fast which can impact on the tuber development.
I also researched on potato spacing and found a lot of conflicting information, some said to space the rows 2.5 feet apart! If I was to space like that I would have ended up with one row of potatoes. I ended up going with the spacing suggested in the Square Foot Gardening book which is one potato plant per square foot.
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