Sanctuary Spotlight: How to Grow Potatoes

It’s been potato mania on my homestead lately. I’ve been buying a┬álot of potatoes the past two weeks because I’ve been getting some decent deals, so there have been quite a few meals with potatoes on the plate. I’ve had dozens of seed potatoes growing eyes in paper bags in my kitchen – potatoes I’ll be planting this weekend. With all these potatoes on my mind — and because it’s potato planting season in Zone 8 – I thought this was a good time to Spotlight potatoes.

How to grow potatoes!

Planting Potatoes

The day finally arrived. It was potato planting day here in my garden. We have a short window for planting potatoes in the Charleston, SC area – from February 1 through February 15 – so I wanted to get those spuds in the ground on the first day. If you’ve never considered planting potatoes, take a second look. It’s easy and inexpensive, and you’ll harvest pounds and pounds of buttery goodness. But wait, there’s more!