Plant potatoes with the eyes, or sprouts, facing up, advises Colorado State University's Extension Service. The Ohio State University Extension recommends using either egg-sized whole potatoes or cutting larger potatoes into two or three pieces, making sure each potato or piece has at least one eye.
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