Potatoes - Creamer - Cultivation
Creamer potato plants grow in full sun and well-drained soil. It is important that the seeds are planted in soil that has not previously grown other potatoes, eggplant, peppers, or tomatoes in past seasons as the soil could be compromised and prone to harmful bacteria. Potato seeds are planted in small hills to provide enough coverage to protect the tubers and compost, straw mulch, and floating rows can help shield the plants from insects. Potato plants grow well in moist soil, typically watered every other day. They are planted in the early spring and begin to produce tubers in 8-10 weeks. Creamer potatoes should be hand harvested to avoid excess skinning and damage to the fragile tuber.