Do You Plant Potato Pieces With the Eyes Up or Down?

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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