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Old 03-12-2008, 12:37 PM
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Potato sprouts 3 - 4 weeks after planting. The seed potatoes that were used are from last years garden. So these potatoes are now 2 generations old.

Hopefully, GOD willing, my family will be eating fresh potatoes in a few months.










This picture may be where I planted a whole potato.




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They look yummy already Kev! I wish the soil would warm up a bit more here!
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now are those Russets or a different variety kev?
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whats the quickest way to get them to sprout? would i beable to put some in my garden if i started now? could i just buy seed potatoes at wal-mart or a garden store, i noticed you prepared yours about 3 weeks in advant..not to mention stored them from the prievious season
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whats the quickest way to get them to sprout? would i beable to put some in my garden if i started now? could i just buy seed potatoes at wal-mart or a garden store, i noticed you prepared yours about 3 weeks in advant..not to mention stored them from the prievious season
The potatoes at wal-mart have been sprayed with something to stop them from sprouting.

Get some seed potatoe from a feed store. Then keep them warm and they will sprout eyes.
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The potatoes at wal-mart have been sprayed with something to stop them from sprouting.

Get some seed potatoe from a feed store. Then keep them warm and they will sprout eyes.

generally how long will it take to sprout a good eye ready to be planted. i watched a video on expervillage about them. they look like they are a pain to harvest..are they something your average beginner gardener should attempt first time round?
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sure! you'll wanna sprout them for several weeks.. 3 or 4 should be sufficient unless its been treated. kev has a good video of that..

You shouldn't have much trouble with them once they are planted. Just check them periodically and make sure the tubers STAY COVERED and out of the light. mound any soil over exposed tubers.
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lol thanks kev you reminded me to water my potatoes.
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