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Too late to plant potatoes?

I have some potatoes from this spring's harvest that I saved in a box with a little peat moss in the bottom. I made a post a while back but couldn't find it. I believe it was Rainbowgardener that said to put them somewhere and forget about them. Well that is basically what I did and guess what, I checked them today and several of them have the tiniest of sprouts on them them.

Well what should I do with them? I know I won't get a harvest this year but can I overwinter them for an early spring harvest?

While I'm at it what about planting onion seed for next year. I know it's late but I live on the edge.

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I think the onion seeds should work, get started now and over winter. I'm definitely no expert on potatoes, but I never heard of being able to overwinter potato plants. I don't think I was the one who suggested "forgetting about them" :) ! Personally, I'd eat the potatoes and start with new ones in the spring!

But I'd be glad to hear from others with more potato experience!

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Why don't you try it with a couple and tell us what happens?? :D

I'd bet they'd just stop growing & start again in the spring.
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I doubt anything of value will occur; I suspect you will just feed voles or some such. Plus leaving taters in the ground gives the blights a place to overwinter; best to get your ground as potato-free as possible for next season...

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thanks for the replies. I wasn't sure so I guess I will just wait for next year.

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gixxerific, you seem to have forgotten your own post:
https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=89666#89666
Weren't you going to try this?

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applestar wrote:gixxerific, you seem to have forgotten your own post:
https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=89666#89666
Weren't you going to try this?
Alrighty than, I guess I'm pretty damn smart for being an idiot. :lol: I did forget I have so much going on in my life.

I would have to assume that these spuds will be no good next year right? So what the hell I will give it a go. I do stupid things all the time just to see what will happen. But it's those stupid things that bring wisdom.

Thanks Apple for bringing what i brought to someone's attention back to my attention, or something like that. :D

(hell I went to Lowes Sunday to try and get a hell of a deal on some of their veggies they had on Saturday, knowing they would be getting rid of them. When I went they had thrown them all away sometime in between. I even went out back to raid the dumpster but it is gated up. :( 8) )

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