Kennebec potatoes though not suitable for commercial farming are still loved by gardeners who love to grow their own potatoes. This potato is making such an impact in the culinary world of potato use. Finer restaurants are switching to Kennebec potatoes for many kinds of dishes and for a variety of reasons. Kennebec is a large potato that has a light tan skin of a uniform appearance.
Soil preparation. Kennebec potatoes grow in average soil so sol preparation is very critical.Planting. The best time to plant Kennebec potatoes is during spring.Spacing. If you have lots of space in our garden, you can space out the potato seeds a foot apart in rows.
Hilling. During planting, cover the potato seeds with about an inch of soil. As the potato plants grow, pull in extra soil to make sure the tubers are well covered throughout the growing season.Watering. Water your potato plants to provide them with enough water during the growing period. Be sure not to wash the soil covering the tubers away.
Harvesting. You can harvest the new young potatoes when the potatoes begin to flower or wait till they mature.Storage. Make sure the potatoes are free from soil and keep them in the dark at about 40 degrees temperature.
After all the hard work of growing the Kennebec potatoes, go ahead and enjoy a plateful of fresh fries. You can cook your potatoes in a different way and store them as long as you would like. Then, you will not only enjoy growing this staple food but also eating them.