Video: How Many Potato Tubers Do You Need Per Hundred Square Meters
Our regular author is the potato grower G.D. Sherman, based on many years of experience, made a table that allows a novice gardener to determine the need for planting material for potatoes.
We hope that it will be useful to all our readers and will allow them to avoid unnecessary expenses when purchasing planting material.
You just need to decide: how much area you will allocate for potatoes and what tubers you want to get in the fall - very large, large, medium or small seed material.
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And then look at the table, everything is interconnected there. For example, if you want to harvest only large and medium-sized tubers, then there should be no more than 20 potato stalks on each square meter of your beds. Let's say you have tubers for planting up to 45 mm in diameter, each of which can produce 4 stems. This means that you will need 25 kilograms of tubers of this caliber per hundred square meters, or about 500 pieces. The following are options for planting tubers to achieve the desired result: row spacing, and based on it - the step of planting tubers. Good harvest to you!
Biologically and economically the most advantageous stand density for obtaining potatoes for food purposes is 20-25 st / m².