How do farmers plant&cultivate potatoes?
Potatoes are commercially planted and cultivated by farmers in such areas as Peru, China, Russia and the United States. They are a good source of Vitamin C and potassium for the human body.FeaturesPotatoes are easy to grow in harsh environments. They produce an abundance of food from a small area of land, and they grow underground making them less prone to crop damage.PlantingIn a field, farmers plant potatoes from seed tubers. Each seed grows into a plant and the potato forms under the soil.CultivationFarmers soak the soil thoroughly when they water potato plants. Frequent cultivation of weeds is needed, according ot the University of Minnesota Extension, because the roots of the potatoes are very close to the surface.HarvestingThe plants are harvested using a large potato harvester, which scoops up the plant and separates it from the potato. Eventually, the potatoes are sorted into different sizes on a moving conveyor belt.TruckingSome of the potatoes are delivered to either supermar