Potatoes - Fingerling - Cultivation
Fingerling potatoes are best planted in cool weather and require six to eight hours of full sun every day. They can be grown in raised beds, containers, on hills, or in rows, and they grow well in rich, sandy loam soil. The soil should remain moist at all times with frequent watering. Hay, straw, mound soil, and compost all help to keep the soil nutritious and free of weeds. As the plants grow lower short stems, also known as stolons, they should be covered to protect the tubers from sunburns and greening. Fingerling potatoes are typically planted in the spring and take up to four months to mature for harvest. Each fingerling potato should be hand harvested to avoid damaging the delicate tubers.