You will need
  • - hoe;
  • - mulch material;
  • - gardening gloves.
When planting potatoes, place the tubers in rows at a distance of fifty or sixty centimetres from one another. The earth from between the rows you will rake up in the process of hilling to the base of the aboveground parts of potato Bush.
Potatoes planted in open ground after thawing and drying of the soil during the period when frosts are possible. With the threat of cold okucia sprouted potatoes to completely fill the young plants with earth. To do this, slide the soil from the edge of the aisle in the direction of the potato Bush by means of a mattock on the long handle.
In the absence of spring frosts first time hilling potatoes after the tops reach a height of fifteen to twenty centimeters. Do it best in cloudy weather or after a rain, when moisture is absorbed into the ground.
On hot days, treat the garden in the morning or evening. If the soil is dry before operating pour landing so that we pour to plant, the ground was damp. At the first hoeing the plants close the ground on the lower leaves. After work pour aisle mulching material: sawdust or dry peat.
After the aboveground part of the potato Bush will reach a height of twenty-five to thirty centimeters, okucia landing the second time. If necessary, pour the beds and remove them from the weeds.
The frequency of treatment necessary to obtain good crops of potatoes depends on plant variety, soil type, and climate. Early maturing varieties one hilling per season.
If you put a garden on clay, poorly pervious to air, soil, Spud planting once a week or fourteen days, depending on the condition of the soil. For potatoes growing on light soils, only two or three okucani over the summer. Gardeners who grow potatoes on light soils in warm climates, often replaced by ridging conventional tillage.