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My taters are growing

Postby Former Member » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:03 pm

I was asked by my lovely wife to "look at" our kenebeck's.

This is what I found.

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We keep them in the baskets in our mud room with no supplied heat. Coverd with a cloth to keep them dark. They have all sprouted like this.

Guese we need to try something different next year.
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Re: My taters are growing

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:08 pm

The chlorophyll in the shoots indicates that they were getting sunlight from somewhere.
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Re: My taters are growing

Postby Wakulla Bill » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:09 am

Dale, If your mud room includes that chest freezer you do have supplied heat.
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Re: My taters are growing

Postby Former Member » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:11 am

Anyone down south ready to plant taters? LOL
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Postby Wakulla Bill » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:26 am

Oh Yeah :-:-):
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Re: My taters are growing

Postby Former Member » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:32 am

Good Bill, I will bring them down in a couple weeks. Ya better get the bed ready. They are no longer good for eating and I hate for them to go to waste.
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Re: My taters are growing

Postby Super A » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:57 am

Dale Shaw wrote:Anyone down south ready to plant taters? LOL


Won't be long.....I had a great-great uncle that always planted his on Valentine's day or shortly thereafter...

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Re: My taters are growing

Postby Dusty B » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:08 am

Just might start some in the hoop house next week! Dusty B
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Re: My taters are growing

Postby SONNY » Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:01 pm

Keep the sprouts picked off and keep them at near 32 degrees as possible without actually freezing them!---also keep them dark.---Right now knock off the sprouts and use the wilted spuds!---they still taste good,fry good, mash good!!!
Ours get turned from box to box every 2 weeks while in storage, which helps keep the sprouting process confused too! thanks; sonny
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