If you’ve never grown spuds before, choosing which ones to buy can be daunting. You know how big your plot is and how many you can plant in it, any good gardening book will tell you that, but how do you know what quantity to order online when they’re sold by weight rather then quantity?
Being an avid cook myself I can generally eyeball X number of grams of po-tay-toes. But when it comes to the mysterious ‘seed’ potato, how many are there in a Kilogram? Does each variety differ? What if a full potato would tip the balance over 1kg; would I get half of one?
It’s a minefield out there people!
Thankfully you have moi, yours truly, asker of all those stupid questions you never dared to ask to take up this mash-mantle. I have taken it upon myself to grow not one but two varieties of spud this year and can tell you in good faith that a Kilogram of spuds looks simultaneously like this:
The answer is the exact number varies, but looks to be between 12 – 15 seed potatoes per Kilogram, depending on how large they are.
Are you growing potatoes this year?