Width of potato trenches?

Slimy_Okra(2b)May 10, 2012

I want to plant my late season potatoes and was wondering how wide of a trench I need. And is a 6" depth okay? The soil is still cold deep.

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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Width - I do about 6" wide, maybe a bit wider since I want a good base for my hilling to build up on. Depth - 6-8" or so. How cold is the soil?


    Bookmark   May 10, 2012 at 8:01PM
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wayne_5 zone 6a Central Indiana

If the soil is cold, wet, and clammy down deep, dig a more shallow trench...maybe 5 inches. Lay your fertilizer in and then add back one inch of soil and plant the potatoes on that. Cover with 3 inches to start and add back more as they grow.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2012 at 9:53PM
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Thanks for the replies.
Soil temp is in the upper 40s at that depth...but we have some warm weather coming and I still haven't gotten around to planting those taters so maybe it will not be an issue anymore.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2012 at 10:01PM
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