The most common way to grow potatoes is by planting tubers. In addition, ideal conditions are created for the transmission of various diseases, including viral ones, which are not always curable.
Wellness planting material occupies gardeners all over the world. One way is to use botanical (i.e. real) seeds. In this case, only 300 g of planting material is needed to sow 1 hectare of the field.
Seed potatoes can only be grown through seedlings. Subject to proper care, up to 1 kilogram of vegetables can be obtained from one bush.
Seeds can be sown dry or germinated after presoaking. They are planted to a depth of 1 centimeter, keeping a distance of 5-10 centimeters. The seedling box is kept in a bright and warm place. For the first few days, the soil should be moistened. Plants are ready for planting in the middle of May.
If you want to receive seed potatoes not affected by diseases, you should pay attention to specialized stores, where the planting material sold undergoes strict control. You can also try to grow tubers from the seeds of berries of self-grown plants. But at the same time, it is rather difficult to predict the proportion of viable seeds.