How to Hill Potatoes

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Doug Smiddy

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Hi! I'm Doug Smiddy with Smiddy's Gardening Services here on behalf of expertvillage.com. Today we are going to talk about how to plant, grow and harvest potatoes. Okay now it's time to hill our potatoes and why do we hill potatoes? Because we want to bring the soil up against the plant. You can see I've already hilled it once. That is where your potato is going to grow and if potatoes are exposed to the sunlight, they are going to turn green and it is true what they say eating green potatoes can make you sick. So this will go back to why we dug a trench. We have all the soil you can see to hill with. We don't have to dig any more holes. I just take my hoe just nice and gently. I am going to bring it up on the side of the stem and make it nice and high. A little bit on one side and I am going to come over and do it on the other side nice and gently, just like that and that will support the plant and give those potatoes room to grow and in a couple of weeks, we are going to harvest some beautiful potatoes out of that.