I usually plant Warba potatoes, they are one of the earliest varieties. If the weather cooperates, they should be ready sometime in May.
The potatoes are cut, leaving at least two, and preferably three eyes on each piece. The eyes are where the shoots on the potatoes sprout from. I have read various things about the fresh cuts on the potatoes, ranging from planting them right away while the cut is fresh, so allowing them to dry and the cut to heal somewhat. I just do whatever works best for me that particular time.
Most of the eyes are clustered at the opposite side from where the potato was attached to the parent plant. There are a few other eyes around the middle.
A few chickens that know how to get into the garden were industriously scratching.
Larry was supervised while he raked the soil into hills.
No doubt those hills will need reraking many times once the chickens get scratching there. Honestly, sometimes they are just a pain in the butt:(
The potatoes actually got planted a day early, on March 2
Happy Birthday to my big sack o' spuds!!