Kennebec Potato Growing TipsA few days before planting your Kennebec seed potatoes, you can take a sharp and clean knife to divide the larger ones into two separate pieces. Each piece should be 1 1/2 to 2 inches in size and contain at least one bud or "eye." After dividing these potatoes, a thick callus will form to ensure the potatoes stay healthy after planting.
You can plant your order of 3 or 50 lbs. of Kennebec seed potatoes as soon as you can work the soil in early spring. Look for evenly moist soil with good drainage that isn't overly wet or soggy. Once the plant reaches 6 inches tall, begin the hilling process. Repeat every few weeks. When the foliage starts to yellow and wilt, it's time to harvest and enjoy your potatoes in dishes such as roasts and stews.
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