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Each seed piece should have one or two eyes. Potato growing, even in the home garden involves more than covering a few potatoes with soil and waiting for them to grow. Soil and seed preparation, proper plant care, harvesting and storage are important to your gardening success. Seed Potatoes The best seed available is certified seed produced under carefully controlled isolation, disease control and storage. Buy certified seed every year because home produced planting stock can become infected with disease in a single season. Infestation with diseases can result in a high yielding crop the year before producing poor yields and low quality tubers the following year. Varieties Varieties commonly available in Manitoba include: Viking • early to mid season maturity with a red skin and very white flesh • high yielding with excellent cooking quality • tolerates adverse weather conditions well Yukon Gold • mid season maturity with a yellowish/white skin and light yellow flesh. • medium to high ...