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  • Growing Irish Potatoes

    If you are looking for an easy-to-grow vegetable, then Irish potatoes are for you. Irish potatoes are a cool-season vegetable. In middle Georgia, Irish potatoes are planted around Valentine’s Day. To learn more about growing Irish potatoes, download our Home Garden Potatoes publication.

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  • Georgia is the perfect place to grow sweet potatoes (Ipomea batatas). Sweet potatoes are considered a long season crop and Georgia’s long, hot summers allow them to grow and mature well here. You might consider addingsweet potatoes to the crops you plan on growing in your garden.

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  • Potatoes are a wonderful and easy vegetable to grow for feeding the family, as well as for sharing with your neighbors. Now is the time to plant potatoes. Below you will find a link to a publication that has information on selecting the right types of potatoes, proper planting, maintenance and troubleshooting problems. Home Garden…

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