MADISON (WKOW) -- The perfect potato could result in the best-tasting homemade hash browns for your breakfast.
Melinda Myers suggests you purchase disease-free seed potatoes from a garden center or catalogue. Cut the whole or large seed potatoes into smaller pieces with at least one good "eye." Plant them in a 2-3" deep furrow, 10-12" apart, and that will leave 24-36" between plants.
As the plant grows, mound the nearby soil over the tubers until the rows are 4-6" high. This encourages more tubers to form on the buried stem.
If you want to save some space, you can plant your potatoes in a planting bag. Fill the bag with a few inches of potting mix. Set the potato pieces on the mix. Cover with several inches of soil. As the potatoes grow, continue adding a couple of inches of soil at a time until the bag is full.
Check out Melinda Myers' website for more gardening tips.
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