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Growing on the High Plains: Planting Potatoes

Today on Growing on the High Plains, we're getting totally tubular—well, TUBER'lar—as we dig down on the meaty potato plant.

We're going root-down on today's episode as we dig into planting a successful "tater patch." There are a few tips that'll ensure a higher yield, so tune in if the spud is on your spring-planting wish list. It comes down to the dirt, the timing, and the method.

Years ago Skip Mancini left the rocky coast of Northern California to return to her roots in the heartland. Her San Francisco friends, concerned over her decision to live in a desolate flatland best known for a Hollywood tornado, were afraid she would wither and die on the vine. With pioneer spirit, Skip planted a garden. She began to learn about growing not only flowers and vegetables, but hearts and minds. If you agree that the prairie is a special place, we think you'll enjoy her weekly sojourns into Growing on the High Plains.