Did you plant potatoes in your garden this year and aren't sure what you are looking at is a weed or a potato? Learn what potato leaves look like so you don't accidentally pull them.
What do potatoes look like when they sprout?
The answer is in the pictures here.
Whenever you are growing something for the first time, it's fun learning how each plant grows.
My first year growing potatoes, I hadn't seen them grow before. I didn't know exactly what to expect to emerge from the ground.
When the first leaves starting to emerge I wasn't sure if they were weeds or the potatoes, but after a couple days it became clear that these were the potatoes. It took the potatoes a little over a week to start shooting up leaves.
The picture above was taken at 18 days after planting the potatoes.
They have been growing pretty fast. Each day I come and look at them, there seems to be more leaves.
The Adirondack Blue potatoes that I am growing even have a hint of blue/purple color in their leaves. I love seeing the differences in plants that are the same type but a different variety.
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Are you growing potatoes this year? Tell us more about it. Leave a comment below.
When you are potatoes are done growing use can use them when a recipe calls for new potatoes.