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Storing seed potatoes.

Postby Durgan » Oct 27, 2012 12:29 pm

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?GXKUR 17 September 2012 . Storing seed potatoes.
The potatoes are of superior quality this year, so some will be stored for the 2013 seeding. Reasonable size are selected and stored in individual paper bags and stored in as cool place in the dark at the back of my root cellar in the basement. Usually I order seed potatoes, since only about 75 are required, but often the seed potatoes received are not pristine.
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Re: Storing seed potatoes.

Postby AdamB » Oct 30, 2012 1:51 am

So, that’s the way to do it.
How many weeks before it begins sprouting?
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Re: Storing seed potatoes.

Postby Durgan » Oct 30, 2012 8:24 am

AdamB wrote:So, that’s the way to do it.
How many weeks before it begins sprouting?


I hope there will be no significant spouting. They will be placed in bright light (Sun)starting 15 February for planting about 15 April. This process is called chitting, for the formation of strong coloured sprouts (colour dependent upon the type of potato) for an early start.
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Re: Storing seed potatoes.

Postby robertsmith » May 16, 2013 6:01 am

Do not plant your potatoes in a spot where you grew tomatoes, eggplant or peppers within the previous couple of years.
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