If you have been wanted to start a garden, begin with potatoes. You don’t need any special equipment or fertilizers just soil, space and a seed or starter potato.
This year I used IKEA bags and filled them with great soil that I used from my compost bin and a bit of vegetable potting soil. Last year I only used the backyard dirt with a bit of compost.
I planted red bliss, baby bliss, baby white, Yukon and sweet.
When selecting growing potatoes,wait until a few eyes grow from your potatoes. Keep in mind that todays retail potatoes are, in many times, scarce of the seed crop. Just be patient and you will find a few. Cut them in quarters to separate the eyes and let them air dry for a day. Place into the soil about 6″ deep and water. They will sprout in a week. Keep covering the growth with more soil.
The bags that I used were originally filled about 8″ deep and then I filled them to about 3/4 the height of the bag.
Start carefully digging in the dirt when you see some flowering. Sometimes the taters just start popping out themselves. I planted in March and crop is ready.
Try to eat them fresh picked. The flavor is sweeter and creamier in my opinion.
I Steamed them for about 8 minutes and then roasted them to just brown, with a touch of lemon, butter, salt and pepper.
Try one before you season it to really get a taste of the freshness.