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SEED POTATOES ?
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LOL    Posted 04-11-2004 at 15:09:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
WHAT ARE SEED POTATOES I HAVE HEARD OF THEM BUT HAVE NOT SEEN THEM . ALL THE NURSERIES I HAVE TRIED NEVER HEARD OF SEED POTATOES.


elmlof    Posted 04-12-2004 at 22:22:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
When you buy potatoes at the store they are usually treated in a way to stop them from sprouting. This way they last longer before you can cook them. Seed potatoes do not have any growth stop treatment. Cut them up so you have at least one eye per chunk, plant em and watch em grow.


Lazy Al    Posted 04-11-2004 at 17:01:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
My Dad used to raise potatoes. Every spring when it was planting time we would just take unwashed potatoes that were left from the year before and cut them in quateres with at least one eye in each chunk then plant them . Then the blite came and he quit raising them .
We would spend a couple days cuttin potatoes to plant .
Al


screamingtree, OK    Posted 04-11-2004 at 15:58:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Seed potatoes are just potatoes used for planting to grow more potatoes...simple as that. Usually when you find seed potatoes at a garden center or produce market they are just smaller than the ones you buy to eat. I think I have even seen seed potatoes at Lowes, they carry them at our local grocer.


Alias    Posted 04-11-2004 at 16:49:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Right you are on the size of seed potatoes. But, in order for them to be "Certified Seed Potatoes", they have to be inoculated for plant disease. I think they only use the smaller ones because they are less like to have blackened or otherwise infected centers.........gfp


TB    Posted 04-11-2004 at 18:25:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thats about right. Dad use to dust his seed potatoes with sulfer. He said it was to enoculate them. What does that do?


screamingtree, OK    Posted 04-11-2004 at 16:10:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
PS: Have you checked out eBay. You can buy many different varieties on there. :)


Les    Posted 04-11-2004 at 15:50:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just went to google and typed in "seed potato" and found there was almost a half a million possibilities.
If someone said "seed corn" would you know what they meant?


Alias    Posted 04-11-2004 at 15:22:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
You're visiting all the wrong places.



Fern(Mi)    Posted 04-12-2004 at 04:04:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
My mom told me to stay out of some places.


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