Potato Plants
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Getting rid of green skin on potatoes

Zone Southern Pennsylvania | djemerick added on April 1, 2015 | Answered

Need tips for getting rid of green skin on potatoes when planting. We plant potatoes but when we harvest them, practically all of them have green on them. Is it our soil, or what are we doing wrong? Have planted potatoes for years, but lately when we plow them out they have green skin. HELP PLEASE!

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shelley
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Answered on April 1, 2015

Basically green potatoes are a sign that the potatoes are being grown to close to the surface, be sure to mound up your potatoes really well!

This article will explain the green potato phenomenon further:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/potato/green-skin-on-potatoes.htm

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