How to Grow Potatoes in WA
The humble spud - one of the easiest crops to grow, a verified kitchen legend and something kids love harvesting - discovering those soon to be potato gems, hidden in the soil. Potatoes are a member of the Solanaceae family, and as such are related to tomatoes, capsicum and eggplants. They're hungry beasts, which like organic-rich soil - but don't let space limitations stop you, spuds can successfully be cultivated in straw bales, wire cages, large pots or grow bags.
Potatoes can be grown for most of the year in WA, except in areas prone to frost. For best results, the soil should be between about 10 - 30C so autumn is a fantastic time to plant.