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Seed Potatoes
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tim(ny)    Posted 04-18-2001 at 12:53:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
This year I have to buy new seed potatoes for the
first time in a long while, because last year's
crop got washed away. For years I've had good luck
saving my little potatoes and planting them whole
for seed. They all sprout. When I've used large
seed potatoes and cut them, most did not sprout.
What do you think I was doing wrong? Drying too
long or not long enough? Or maybe cutting too small?

WSF    Posted 04-19-2001 at 02:44:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]

When I cut the larger potatoes for seed, I make the cuttings no smaller than a hen's egg and make sure each cutting has at least 2 eyes. Has always worked for me.

pea01    Posted 10-05-2003 at 15:40:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Where Can I purchase "beltsville" seed potatoes?

Alvin    Posted 04-18-2001 at 13:01:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have always cut our seed potatoes. We always made sure there were about 3 good eyes on each piece. On some when there are anly 2 or 3 ,those were planted whole. Didn't notice any difference in the fall.

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