I’m advised to “hill” my potatoes, but how?

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Question: I’m advised to “hill” my potatoes, but how?

Answer: Hilling should be done before the potato plants bloom. Just hoe the dirt up around the base of the plant in order to cover the root as well as to support the plant. Bury them in loose soil. The idea is to keep the potato from getting sunburned, in which case they turn green and will taste bitter.