Things We do To Ensure HUGE Potato Yields

Things We do To Ensure HUGE Potato Yields

Our not so secret tips to getting large yields with potatoes. Give them a try!
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50 Comments

  1. WAMama on August 1, 2022 at 12:11 am

    Any tips for planting in a grow bag?

  2. pcastonguay on August 1, 2022 at 12:15 am

    What is this product you are recommending. It sounds something like "tra- ject-a"

  3. Jag Dev on August 1, 2022 at 12:15 am

    Hai Mr. Don’t beat about bush.
    Come to point directly.

  4. Mike Jennings on August 1, 2022 at 12:16 am

    Thank You so much for this video. I actually came to you about the issue of planting a whole potato or cutting in half and planting. You answered that right at the beginning of the video.

  5. Frank David on August 1, 2022 at 12:19 am

    I’m in apartment and growing my potatoes in a 19L cylindrical bucket with five drainage holes. Its on a half inch elevation off the ground of my patio with six hours of daylight. My potato buds are 5 inches below the surface. Hope it works! LOL go baby go!!! 🙂 any thoughts???

  6. Gloria Vera on August 1, 2022 at 12:21 am

    Where do i buy trifecta i looked at amazon and all they have is the pest control trifecta

  7. Joe Boudreault on August 1, 2022 at 12:21 am

    Your tips on planting potatoes are okay and I know this works cuz I do some of this similar. However, I disagree on a couple of points: potatoes need a huge amount of loose loamy rich soil around them and they also need to be covered as they grow, with more soil around the plants. The tubers need a lot of good derp soil around them to expand and grow good potatoes. 6 in deep is fine to start, but you need to add more soul later. Potatoes really do best in large hills or rows, not in flatbeds (which unfortunately is how I do mine for lack of more room). My raised flat beds are like yours but not the greatest for potatoes which need lots of deep soil which is hilled or piled over them as they grow throughout July.

    I grew up on PEI (that’s Prince Edward Island, or at the joke goes, Potatoes Every Inch) where potatoes are planted in long huge fields starting with 6 to 8 inches of soil over them, then more cultivation between the hills/rows and they are covered again with two or three times that deep … this 15" mound of soil is where the potatoes develope and you get as many as 15 big spuds from each plant … also round potatoes are okay to plant but if they are more than 3 in. big cut them into what we call sets, and planting sets is just as efficient as planting round potatoes … actually, more efficient. I love your videos and your raised beds look lovely … thank you.

  8. Jean Lanz on August 1, 2022 at 12:22 am

    Thank you for all the great tips and keeping it simple for a delicious yield.

  9. Ethan Michell on August 1, 2022 at 12:22 am

    Thanks a lot. Questions:
    #1 Benefits with having ‘beds’?
    #2 Thoughts on planting on top of the ground simply by covering with compost and then dried grass/straw?
    I have seen some quite recent <1year~ videos of people doing this technique and it seems super effective especially when it is time to dig them up, simply uncover.
    My issue on both ends of growing potatoes are that I do not believe I have that great soil (too hard mud) but of course I will complement with plant dirt.
    The other issue is not having a compost or enough materials to do the above ground planting to then properly have them covered.

    With this in mind, I will do some combination of the two but it will be more like growing in the ground due to the lack of materials for coverage.

  10. KT on August 1, 2022 at 12:23 am

    Well while they’re growing, how to fertilize? Anyone? Ty

  11. Juani's Garden on August 1, 2022 at 12:23 am

    Great video! Thank you so much!

  12. Ana C on August 1, 2022 at 12:23 am

    When is the ideal time to grow potatoes?

  13. Rachel Edwards on August 1, 2022 at 12:24 am

    I planted potatoes with my squash and they both are growing a lot!!!

  14. Joy Blessed Life on August 1, 2022 at 12:25 am

    thanks for the potato growing tips, we are just starting to grow sweet potatoes

  15. scout on August 1, 2022 at 12:26 am

    Chitting isn’t cutting the potatoes. It is pre-sprouting them before planting. Put them in nondirect light and warmer temps. The eyes will sprout. Apparently, this gives the tubers a head start and encourages faster growth and heavier crops once the seed potatoes are planted.
    I will have to try your fertilizer as you get such good yields. Well done developing that fertilizer.

  16. Chrissytoyou on August 1, 2022 at 12:26 am

    Chitting is setting potatoes in a well lit area for them to grow eyes isn’t it ? Gets them jump started

  17. C C on August 1, 2022 at 12:27 am

    @migardener I am a new gardener this season. I just planted my chitted seed potatoes in grow bags today. I planted Reds and Yukons. I knkw to look for yellowing leaves to indicate time to harvest. If planted June 15, should I leave them 75 to 90 days (up to Sept 15)? Thanks

  18. Royal Lizbae on August 1, 2022 at 12:29 am

    What do I do when there is fungal infection that is making the stem turn into woodish texture before they break

  19. Dude T.V. on August 1, 2022 at 12:29 am

    I noticed you all outside and no covers…whats the best way to keep bugs off the plants?

  20. Mary LaFrance on August 1, 2022 at 12:29 am

    We always heard hill the potatoes or don’t get any. I believe your method is correct

  21. David Heard on August 1, 2022 at 12:30 am

    New follower. Thank you. I so want to grow a few veggies in a raised bed. Just starting! Thanks!

  22. Beth Oldfield on August 1, 2022 at 12:31 am

    Thank you for taking the mystery out of it. I’ll go get some of that fertilizer.

  23. Keith Garrant on August 1, 2022 at 12:32 am

    Just harvested 66 lbs of potatoes from our 3’x12’ bed following this method outside of Boston , MA.

  24. Trismama12 on August 1, 2022 at 12:35 am

    Where are we buying these potatoes from?

  25. Kathy Hanson on August 1, 2022 at 12:36 am

    I don’t have a cellar or a cool spot so how do you store potatoes & sweet potatoes & onions? Thank you!
    I live in SE KS in a one room cabin in the country with a 50X100 garden.

  26. bill bottoms on August 1, 2022 at 12:36 am

    What the heck is trifecta, other than a horserace?

  27. manu Honkanen on August 1, 2022 at 12:37 am

    Plant small fish with the potatoes!

  28. Cyber Santa on August 1, 2022 at 12:39 am

    When will Trifecta be back in stock?

  29. Brad fraze on August 1, 2022 at 12:42 am

    thank you for the tips.

  30. KARENMETTE MCKINNEY on August 1, 2022 at 12:44 am

    Anyone in this group growing potatoes in North East Arkansas? If so, what is the best time to plant them?

  31. el Muy Guapo on August 1, 2022 at 12:44 am

    How do you keep termites from suddenly showing up on the raised bed wood?

  32. Philip Selman on August 1, 2022 at 12:45 am

    you go man you got your act together 🆒👍🇺🇲 wv.a

  33. Karin Wignell on August 1, 2022 at 12:46 am

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge. I would’ve liked that you could give alternate fertilizers other than Trifecta plus, as it is not found in all countries. Fresh organic manures and other minerals that we would need. I think that using summer/autumn/ winter/ spring will help best. Thank you

  34. skinnyWHITEguy M on August 1, 2022 at 12:47 am

    My potato plants got huge and beautiful but didn’t get a very good harvest. Not surprising really since I haven’t amended the soil at all other than tilling in a bunch of leaves and Peet moss. Which i now know just robbed the soil of nitrogen in the short term. Now I’m making compost piles and know a lot more about growing food. This coming spring I will definitely be a lot more proficient at growing my garden. If anyone has tips on how to plant potatoes to get the highest yeild I’m all eats and any help is greatly appreciated.

  35. skinnyWHITEguy M on August 1, 2022 at 12:47 am

    What is that trifecta plus fertilizer and where can i order some from?

  36. C C on August 1, 2022 at 12:51 am

    @migardener What about storage of potatoes? I know I shouldn’t wash them until I use them. They should cure for 7-10 days , right? Storage is in a dark, dry and cool temp of 42-50 degrees?

    I wanted to Store in natural, untreated pine crates in my garage with a blanket over them , if they make it until the fall and late OCt when it can get cool here in Michigan. I know they need air flow which is why I am thinking use of a crate instead of a food safe large can.

  37. Veronica Moorman on August 1, 2022 at 12:52 am

    where do I purchase trifecta plus

  38. Nicole Oca on August 1, 2022 at 12:55 am

    Can you plant potatoes in the same place twice? And if so, is there anything you need to do to/with the soil from last harvest in order to replant there again?

  39. GrowBagUK on August 1, 2022 at 12:56 am

    Chitting is a method where shoots are allowed to grow several weeks before planting out.

  40. Will Swift on August 1, 2022 at 12:57 am

    do you use special seed potatoes made by the government?

  41. Dave Wilson on August 1, 2022 at 12:57 am

    Never mound? You must only grow determinate.

  42. hondaxl250k0 on August 1, 2022 at 12:57 am

    To the over hilling.. I grow potatoes In containers. Rubber made tubs and 55 gal drums. I put down rock sand and about an inch of soil. Put my seed taters down and cover them. As they come up I keep topping it over with soil till the barrel is full. A 55 gal drum will make over 100lb of potato’s. I’d say you can’t over hill potato’s

  43. Ann Heitzenrater on August 1, 2022 at 12:57 am

    Can you use 10 10 10

  44. idont thinkso on August 1, 2022 at 12:59 am

    A farmer told me recently if I use store bought potatoes to let them sit out in the sun for 3 days or so. He said there is something they are spraying on them that keeps them from sprouting. I am trying it now and will bury soon. Curious if you’d run into this.

  45. RSL P on August 1, 2022 at 12:59 am

    Hello kiddo… I wish you are also my son… you are very talented and very knowledgeable. I learned a lot from you kiddo. May God keep blessing you. Thank you. 👏👏👏

  46. MrPalaad on August 1, 2022 at 1:01 am

    good job buddy

  47. Preston Searle on August 1, 2022 at 1:02 am

    As an Idaho potato farmer I approve this message. We shoot for 3 to 4 eyes per seed and then depending on if you want size or numbers you’ll fertilize and water differently. Also they really are heavy fertilizer users. It’s why we have to rotate out of potatoes for two years so the soil can recover from how hard they are on it.

  48. Debbie Herring on August 1, 2022 at 1:05 am

    Thank you so much for the potato planting tips! Good bless❤️

  49. Steve McNicol on August 1, 2022 at 1:08 am

    Do you not mulch your garden for water retention?

  50. Renee Ferrell on August 1, 2022 at 1:08 am

    When to grow?

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