Red Pontiac Potatoes Growing (2-3 Weeks)

(Last Updated On: May 23, 2011)

Well it’s been 18 days now since I planted my Red Pontiac potatoes. And boy are they growing. Each day I can’t believe how much bigger they are getting. It was just a little over a week ago that there was no sign of life. Now I have some well established, strong plants.

How Long Does It Take Red Pontiac Potatoes to Emerge
It took mine about 8-9 days to emerge.

What’s Next?
Continue to water and weed regularly. When the stems reach about 8 inches tall, I will begin hilling dirt up around the stems, making sure not to cover up the leaves. The hilling is necessary to give the actual potatoes room to grow and to keep them from being exposed to sunlight, which will turn them green, rendering them inedible.

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