Potatoes

The difference between a good potato and a normal potato is not recognized by many, but here at Kelp4less, this is our state plant. We like to consider ourselves “Pro’s” when it comes to potatoes. This complete growers guide for potatoes will ensure your potato plants are more flavorful, larger in size and promote excellent health for you and your family.

SEEDLING STAGE

Potatoes, like most fruiting and flowering plants require a long growing season, and are best started indoors 6 weeks before transplanting. Once you believe the final frost is over, they are ready for transplanting.

Begin by sowing seeds ½” deep in a well-drained, soil or soilless starting mix. For maximum germination, use a humidity dome to start your seeds, this keeps the moisture and heat consistent during the germination process. You can warm the soil using a heating mat made specifically for germinating seeds. Warmer soils will promote faster germination. Keep soil moist, while awaiting germination. Watering regularly once seedlings break through the soil. Standard germination time is approx. 1 week.

Start with quality seed. Successful germination rates start with high quality seed.

Purchase a heating mat. This will greatly increase germination rates for your seeds.

Your lighting cycle should be on 24 hours of light during germination and seedling stages.

What products are good for my seedlings, clones or early plants? Beneficial Bacteria and Mycorrhizae. Enhances root production and development at all stages of growth, from veg to bloom.

VEGETATIVE STAGE

Potatoes have two stages of growth. A vegetative stage and a flowering or fruiting stage. The nutrients a potato plant needs will be based on the stage of growth you are in. If your potato plant have fruits or flowers, there is no need to use vegetative nutrients.

We have provided a tested and proven nutrient plant for potatoes during the VEG stage:

SIMPLE RECIPE – Veg

Use each product weekly during the vegetative stage.

Grow Pack used at 1 TSP Per Gal

Cal Mag used at 1/2 TSP Per Gal

Each product needs to be applied as a root drench. Neither product is intended as a foliar spray.

ADVANCED RECIPE – Veg

Use each product weekly during the vegetative stage.

Grow Pack used at 1 TSP Per Gal
Cal Mag used at 1/2 TSP Per Gal
Extreme Blend used at 1/4 TSP Per Gal as a foliar spray

Cal Mag and Grow Pack need to be applied as a root drench. Neither product is intended as a foliar spray.

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Grow Pack:

Grow Pack has all 3 nitrogen forms listed above, also contains highly pure minerals and natural additives that combine the benefits of both organic and conventional nutrients for the Growth/Vegetative stage. Plant growth like you have never seen before. The right nutrients at the right time using only one product.

“I get better yields and this product is much much cheaper. Best switch I have made in my gardening.”

Why do we recommend the Grow and Bloom Packs for potatoes? You are able to combine all the essential and supplemental nutrients your potatoes need with one simple nutrient application, applied weekly.

What other products are good for the vegetative stage? You can browse all of our grow/veg enhancers.

FOLIAR SPRAY

During the vegetative stage is the best time to foliar spray. A foliar spray is applying nutrients to your leaves and stems by spraying your plant instead of root drenching to apply nutrients.

Foliar sprays are 8-20 times more effective when applying nutrients. You can choose what product you want to foliar spray. Some great foliar spray products are listed below. Our most popular foliar spray is Extreme Blend.

FLOWERING STAGE

Yellow flowers will develop on your potatoes over time when they are large enough. These flowers will develop regardless of the lighting cycle you are in.

For example, indoor gardens during a flowering stage will have a 12/12 lighting cycle. Meaning 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness. A vegetative stage will have 18 hours of light and 6 hours of darkness.

You will see these flowers develop in a 18/6 light cycle and a 12/12 light cycle. The main advantage to have a 12/12 light cycle is larger fruit set. The 12/12 lighting triggers the plant to produce fruits and flowers. 18/6 lighting is triggers more vegetative growth, such as leaf and stem development.

SIMPLE RECIPE – Bloom

Use each product weekly during the vegetative stage.

Bloom Pack used at 1 TSP Per Gal

Cal Mag used at 1/2 TSP Per Gal

Each product needs to be applied as a root drench. Neither product is intended as a foliar spray.

ADVANCED RECIPE – Bloom

Use each product weekly during the vegetative stage.

Bloom Pack used at 1 TSP Per Gal
Cal Mag used at 1/2 TSP Per Gal
Bud Hardener used at 1/4 TSP Per Gal

Cal Mag and Bloom Pack need to be applied as a root drench. Neither product is intended as a foliar spray.

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Bloom Pack:

Helps stimulate fruit and flower development in all stages of bloom, for an increase in the size and mass of flowers/fruits.

Whether you are in Early Bloom, Mid Bloom or Late Bloom, for best results use all of our Bloom Packs in conjunction with our Cal Mag Plus during your bloom cycle regimen.

“I have used house and garden for years. I changed to the early, mid, and late bloom products and have loved the results.”

Try Bloom Pack

What other products are good for your blooming plants? You can browse all of our bloom enhancers.