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Just one teaspoon will make all the difference: how to fertilize potatoes when planting and how not to spoil the harvest

Yulia PoteriankoLife
Sulfur will make potato tubers bigger, but nitrogen will do the opposite

Potatoes are one of the key foods we eat all year round. That's why gardeners take the process of planting, growing, and harvesting it so responsibly and seriously. They have come up with and tested a lot of life hacks and know exactly what to fertilize this root vegetable with and what not to.

OBOZ.UA asked for advice on fertilizing potatoes. And tells you about a very effective tool and the main mistakes.

How to fertilize potatoes

The element that allows you to grow really large tubers is sulfur. That's why experienced gardeners advise putting a teaspoon of ammonium sulfate in each hole when planting a vegetable. It will also provide the plant with a supply of nitrogen for a strong aerial part, but will not lead to an excess of this substance.

Another fertilizer that will enrich the soil near potatoes during planting is wood ash. It should also be added a teaspoon to each hole.

What not to use when planting potatoes

The already mentioned nitrogen can also cause damage to the potato crop. If too much of it is introduced, the plant will focus on growing the green part and the tubers will be small. Therefore, you should not use manure to add to the soil when planting potatoes. It contains too much of this substance.

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