Best grown in rows, you will need a bit of space for home-grown potatoes. The first step is to dig a trench (approximately eight inches deep and six inches wide). If you plan on digging more than one row of potatoes, space them approximately three feet apart. Before physically planting, mix in organic compost and/or rotted manure.
The best starters are seed potatoes — you know, those oldish potatoes that have “eyes” or buds. Cut these potatoes into pieces that are about the size of a golf ball (ensuring that there are at least two eyes per piece). Do this one to two days before you plant. You will then need to wait until they sprout before filling the trench. Learn more here.