Learning: Planting Tubers with Eyes

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Photo 1:  Shows a tuber with a visible eye being set into the prepared hole. The hole is about 5". The eye is barely visible and there are no important hair roots as yet. Be sure the soil is warm before planting a tuber such as this.

Photo 2:  Here we see the tuber planted with the eye close to the surface.

Photo 3:  The tuber is now buried in the soil and we await the signs of growth indicated by green sprout breaking the soil. Moisture is not a factor at this time and unless its very hot and dry I would refrain from watering.

Note: I don't recommend planting a tuber with this little growth. I prefer to have more growth and an established hair root system.

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