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Potatoes

Use our zone-based planting guide to know when to plant potatoes.

Plant name Zone Start seeds indoors Start seeds outdoors Plant seedlings/transplants outdoors Plant spacing # plants per person
Potatoes 3a Not recommended April 15-May 1 Not recommended 12-14 inches 10
Potatoes 3b Not recommended April 15-May 1 Not recommended 12-14 inches 10
Potatoes 4a Not recommended April 15-May 1 Not recommended 12-14 inches 10
Potatoes 4b Not recommended April 15-May 1 Not recommended 12-14 inches 10
Potatoes 5a Not recommended March 15-April 1 Not recommended 12-14 inches 10
Potatoes 5b Not recommended March 15-April 1 Not recommended 12-14 inches 10
Potatoes 6a Not recommended March 15-April 1 Not recommended 12-14 inches 10
Potatoes 6b Not recommended March 15-April 1 Not recommended 12-14 inches 10
Potatoes 7a Not recommended March 15-April 1 Not recommended 12-14 inches 10
Potatoes 7b Not recommended March 15-April 1 Not recommended 12-14 inches 10
Potatoes 8a Not recommended Feb. 15-March 1 Not recommended 12-14 inches 10
Potatoes 8b Not recommended Feb. 15-March 1 Not recommended 12-14 inches 10
Potatoes 9a Not recommended Jan. 15-Feb. 15; Sept. 15-Oct. 30 Not recommended 12-14 inches 10
Potatoes 9b Not recommended Jan. 15-Feb. 15; Sept. 15-Oct. 30 Not recommended 12-14 inches 10
Potatoes 10a Not recommended March 1-30; Oct. 15-Nov. 15 Not recommended 12-14 inches 10
Potatoes 10b Not recommended March 1-30; Oct. 15-Nov. 15 Not recommended 12-14 inches 10
Potatoes 11a Not recommended March 1-30; Oct. 15-Nov. 15 Not recommended 12-14 inches 10
Potatoes 11b Not recommended March 1-30; Oct. 15-Nov. 15 Not recommended 12-14 inches 10

* Use seed potatoes, not potato seeds or grocery store potatoes. Southern climates can have two growing seasons.2