How To Plant Potato Roots

Potatoes are a plant that you can grow even after they have sprouted, which is why some gardeners wonder how to plant potato roots.

Planting Potatoes

You can plant potatoes after they’ve sprouted, and those sprouts are actually what you’ll be planting. 

After you’ve cut the potatoes into pieces, you should leave them out to dry in the sun for a few days.

Leave Them Out To Dry

Once they dried out, the sprouts are ready to be planted. You should plant your potatoes in early spring (spring doesn’t have to come at the same time in all areas, so keep that in mind).

Plant The Sprouts

Caring For Potatoes

The reason potatoes are so generally beloved is because they’re so easy to grow! They need very little care and you’ll be spending very little time taking care of them.

You’ll need to water your potatoes on a regular basis, at least once a week, but even more often if you live in a particularly dry or hot area. 

Watering Potato Roots

Potatoes are susceptible to many different pests and diseases, with the most famous one being the potato scab.

Pest And Diseases

A clear-cut sign that your potatoes are ready to be harvested is the foliage dying. The top-most part of foliage will completely die to let you know that it’s ready to be harvested.

Harvesting Potatoes

Potatoes spread at least 12 inches in all directions under the ground, while the roots will grow much deeper into the ground.


How deep do potato roots grow?

How to plant sweet potato roots?

Sweet potatoes are planted the same way regular potatoes are!

The part that grows sprouts (which are essentially the roots) is called 'the eye' of the potato. This is the part you'll plant when you're planting your potatoes.

Which part of a potato can grow roots?

Sweet potatoes just need to be peeled and chopped before sticking them in the oven. You can also make mashed sweet potatoes!

How to cook sweet potato roots?

Potatoes are one of the most beloved vegetables known to man, mostly because they’re so easy to grow and they can be used to make so many different dishes (and even alcohol).


How To Plant Potato Roots