Planting potatoes

Asked March 18, 2018, 10:22 PM EDT

Is it too early to plant potatoes? Given that is going to only 37 on the first day of Spring ne, I’m a bit wary.

Prince George's County Maryland potato

1 Response

Seed potatoes planted in cold, wet soil will not sprout and are more vulnerable to disease, insect pests, and voles. We advise waiting until the soil has warmed up a bit. Please read more about potatoes on our website and contact us during the growing season if you have questions or problems. http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/plants/potatoes
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