hilling up potatoes

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Can someone explain step-by-step how to "hill up" potatoes? My plants are healthy and vigorous and about knee high. Do I pile dirt right up over the leaves on the lower stem? How high do I go? Thanks.

-- Shannon at Grateful Acres Animal Sanctuary (gratacres@aol.com), June 27, 2001


I usually hill mine as they grow. When they are about 6" I throw a little dirt on them. Then again when they are about 18". It's important to also keep the ground soft around them.

-- Russell Hays (rhays@sstelco.com), June 27, 2001.

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