posted on Jul, 23 2019 @ 06:40 PM
If you get some potatoes from the store, soak them in water for a little while to remove most of the antisprouting chemicals on them. then they will
start to sprout if they can. Lately we have been having lots of sprouting potatoes, I just soak them and bring them out to the potato field. They
put antisprouting chemicals on them to keep them from sprouting. It is some sort of anhydrate.
I grow potatoes every year, been doing that for over fifteen years in my tater garden. It does not produce much, and the potatoes tend to be smaller
now, but I don't have to buy seed potatoes anymore, I learned how to work with the store bought ones. I had potatoes growing out in the woods too, I
planted the peels, I still see an occasional plant out there, but after many years, they do not produce much potatoes, just about an inch in
I like the new potatoes, they are ready about two weeks after the plants blossom. The deer seem to go eat the potato plants after they start to
blossom though, that sucks. Oh well, I feed the deer potatoes almost every day, I get the cheapest ones I can find in the stores on sale. We have
some does with fawns coming up to the deck now, sometimes there will be a doe with one fawn, sometimes one doe will have four fawns it is looking
after. Babysitting club I suppose, the does alternate with the fawn sitting. There are three does I think, but I cannot tell them apart very well,
those brown ladies all look alike.
I grew up on a potato farm and the secret to growing potatoes is to plant fairly early and dig out potatoes from under the plant for dinner, the baby
potatoes are great tasting right out of the garden in the summer, and potatoes of any quality are expensive this time of year. It pays to harvest
throughout the summer and the skins just scrub off with a soft brush, no peeling needed.
If you do plant store potatoes without washing them, the antisprouting chemical will slow the growth of all potatoes near by. I soak the potatoes for
about fifteen minutes or more, then even add more water and rinse.