What does TPS mean?
The acronym ‘TPS’ stands for True Potato Seed(s). True potatoes seeds come from the fruit of a potato plant and are sometimes referred to as botanical seeds.
This is a short guide to growing potatoes from true seeds.
Step one: Acquire true potato seed of desired varieties.
Step two: Grow seeds in small pots like you would a tomato. Start seeds about 6 weeks before you want to plant them outside.
Step three: After ~6 weeks plant the seedlings outside at least 10 inches apart. Bury the seedlings deep; up to the top leaves.
Step four: Grow the plants just like typical potatoes from tubers. Hill the plants to prevent greening of tubers, mulch to ensure good soil moisture levels or water the plants regularly throughout the growing season.
Step five: At the end of the growing season, harvest unique tubers from each plant!