UC Master Gardener Program
University of California
UC Master Gardener Program

Potatoes - Plant, Grow, Harvest - San Jose

Date: July 21, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Contact: UC Master Gardeners

Sponsor: UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA

Location: Berryessa Library Community Room

Event Details

Photo: UC, Jack Kelly Clark
Photo: UC, Jack Kelly Clark
With a long summer growing season, the Bay Area is ideal for growing potatoes—both Irish and sweet potatoes. Come hear Susan Zaslaw, UC Master Gardener, share her experiences of growing potatoes.

Irish potatoes

  • Choosing, buying, and preparing for planting
  • How to plant and grow
  • When and how to harvest and store
  • How to save seed potatoes from your crop to plant the following year

Sweet potato
Sweet Potatoes

  • Where to obtain potato “slips” for planting
  • Planting and growing
  • Harvesting and curing them for storage
  • Growing new slips for next year’s crop

Susan will recommend varieties of both Irish and sweet potatoes that have done well in her garden. She has been growing vegetables for 50 years and has been a Master Gardener in Santa Clara County for the last twelve years.

Handout: Growing Potatoes

Presenter: UC Master Gardener Susan Zaslaw

Cost: Free

 

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