joed2323
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Potatoe planting, cutting eyes, and time

Ive only grown potatoes once, and it was in michigan. Im now in western north dakota.

Long story short It was super nice, I bought russet potatoes, cut them into eyes, and let them sit and scab over.

Bad part of the story, is we had 3 days of rain/snow, they now have sat inside scabbed over for a week probably and the scab parts are looking moldy... (sad face)

Will they bounce back if I plant them tmrw or do I need to toss them into garbage and run to store and buy another 5 pound bag, and start over?

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jal_ut
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Re: Potatoe planting, cutting eyes, and time

Go plant them!

Dad used to cut potatoes with two eyes per piece and go plant them immediately.

I would be a little leery planting potatoes from the grocery store. It is best to get some certified disease free potatoes from a garden supply house.
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joed2323
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Re: Potatoe planting, cutting eyes, and time

These were potatoes you buy at menards in a bag

Thats what I was referring to about buying more at menards if they will not be ok if the scab where I cut them into pieces looks moldy

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Re: Potatoe planting, cutting eyes, and time

I don't think that mold you are seeing will matter. Go plant them!
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Re: Potatoe planting, cutting eyes, and time

Thanks James

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Re: Potatoe planting, cutting eyes, and time

Be sure to look them over and verify with this: Subject: Potato tuber damage identification guide
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