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Technology of planting and growing potatoes in Dutch

Growing potatoes in Dutch is a technique that takes into account every little thing. When planting, this technology collects up to 250-300 kg of tuber crops from weave.

Dutch technology provides potatoes:

  • sufficient heat;
  • oxygen supply to the roots;
  • fertilizer.

Potato cultivation using Dutch technology

How many potato growing technologies are available

In addition to cultivation in the traditional method and in Dutch, there are other new ways: Chinese; technology developed by Doctor of Agricultural Sciences Jacob Meitlider from the United States; method of Galina Alexandrovna Kizima, who spent her childhood in a working village in the southern Urals.

Planting in the straw using Kizima technology

What varieties are suitable

Professionals recommend updating the potato variety once every 4 years, as it can get sick.

In varieties from Holland immunity to diseases, they are high-yielding, but not they not suitable for landing in northern Russia. There it is better to plant domestic zoned varieties adapted for home conditions.

Required to plant in the country and early and late potatoes.

Suitable Dutch potato varieties:

  • Anosta - early. Tubers are yellow, even. The flesh is creamy. The potato is immune to the nematode.
  • Red scarlett - early. Tubers of scarlet color, white flesh, when cooked does not change color.
  • Impala - early variety. It is planted in the central regions of Russia, and in the Siberian Federal District. From germination to harvest takes 50 days.
  • Yarla - early. Unpretentious to care, even planted in depleted land.
  • Prior - early. He has immunity to viral diseases, nematode, late blight.
  • Romano - medium early. Tubers are pinkish, white flesh. Immune to late blight.
  • Monaliza - medium early. It is immune to all diseases.
  • Sante - mid-season. Tubers are yellow, creamy flesh. Resistant to mechanical damage.
  • EBA - medium late. Immune to viral diseases. Tubers are yellowish.

Domestic varieties:

  • Nevsky - medium early variety. Immune to nematode, cancer, scab, mosaic and other diseases. But its minus - tuber crops stored at a temperature of about 0 degrees, otherwise they will germinate.
  • Zhukovsky early. Immune to diseases. It tastes great, but there is quite a bit of starch in the tubers, so it does not boil soft. You can collect 600 kg of potatoes from the weave.
  • Luck - early variety. It is immune to all diseases. Tubers are yellowish, snow-white flesh.
  • Zdabytak - late grade. Immune to diseases. In tuber crops a large amount of starch.

Is this method suitable for growing potatoes in the country

Potatoes are grown in the fields, using the technique, and in the cottages, doing all the operations manually.

Technology detail

What is the Dutch way

  1. For the cultivation of tubers taken varieties from Holland, immune to diseases, which grows a large number of tubers. And in the northern regions of Russia they plant local zoned varieties. Select required only healthy tubers. Change the varieties planted.
  2. The tubers are selected, having 3-5 cm in diameter, with 100% germination.
  3. According to the landing scheme for 1 m² planted 6-8 tuber crops. It seems to the Russian gardener that with such planting the land is empty in vain, but according to this technology the bushes grow sprawling, they have powerful roots, they harvest more crops than with the traditional planting method.
  4. Even the Dutch feed potatoes, taking into account the needs of this variety.
  5. Spud required pile 10 cm high ridges.
  6. Harvest must be collected on time. If you need seed, potatoes are dug a month earlier than tubers intended for consumption.

Selection and preparation of seed material

For planting choose smooth healthy tubers 3-5 cm in diameterbest varietal.

Potatoes, which are smaller in size should not be chosen, since the grown bushes will be very weak. Larger potatoes are planted only if they harvest from their own seeds. There are 5 holes on each selected tuber crop.

One month before planting potatoes are germinated
A month before planting potatoes are germinated. Potatoes are planted when the shoots of the eyes are 0.5 cm, but this is for mechanized plantings.

It is required to choose the right time for planting so that the sprouts do not die from return frost. The tubers are carefully placed in bags of polyethylene with handles when the shoots are 0.5 cm high. So it is convenient to transport potatoes to the landing site. For manual planting, wait until the sprouts placed in plastic bags grow to 2.5-3 cm.

Tillage before planting

Potatoes will be less sick and affected by pests if planted in one place once in 3 years. It is required to give the soil a rest and for 1 year not to plant anything at all, but to mow weeds. If you do not have such an opportunity, then plant tubers in the place where beans, peas, oats, and rye grew before.

Phosphorus, potassium, nitrogen are scattered on an even place in the autumn and the soil is dug to a depth of 22-27 cm.

If you have a slope, then in the fall do not dig up the soil and do not put fertilizing, since in the spring with a flood it will wash away all the useful substances.


The distance between the rows should be 75cm
  1. In the spring they dig up the soil, make holes 6-8 cm deep. The distance between the rows is observed at 75 cm, and between the holes - 30 cm. But such a large distance has its advantages:
    • The soil for hilling poured from between rows, because of this, the tubers are higher between rows. The ridges are well lit by the rays of the sun, and oxygen is supplied to the root system.
    • The area of ​​the cross section - 1200-1500 cm².
    • With heavy rain, the water does not stagnate under the bushes, as it is between the rows;
    • In case of heat and no rain, there is enough moisture in the ridge to keep the potatoes from drought to rain or watering.
  2. In the hole first put rotted manure or humus.
  3. Then pour 100 grams of ash and a handful of crushed eggshell shell, as well as a bit of onion peel, which will scare away the wireworm and slugs.
  4. Tuber crops put in the wells upwards and sprinkle with soil.
  5. If you see weeds growing, pluck them out.
  6. When sprouts grow, roll them up so that the ridges have a height of 10 cm.
  7. If there is a threat of frost, the young shoots sprinkle with soil, and high shoots bend down and sprinkle with earth. When warm weather comes again, the bushes are raised and poured with water from a watering can.
  8. 14 days after planting, weeds are pulled out, and the soil is between the rows spiked to sprouts so that the ridges are about 25 cm high, the width of the ridges at the base is 75 cm, and the top is 30 cm.
  9. When attacking the Colorado potato beetles, the bushes are sprayed with insecticides.
  10. If there is a drought, then the bushes are watered 1-3 times per season (1-2 times before blooming, 1 time - when blooming flowers).

When and how to harvest

First mow the tops, and after 10 days, dig up the bushes.

Then the skin will be strong, and the potatoes will be able to lie more time without spoiling.

That is, the cultivation of potatoes in Dutch is planting tubers at a distance of 30 cm, observing a distance of 70 cm between rows. These are also high ridges and taking into account the need of potatoes for fertilizers.