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1 posted on 09/14/2013 10:49:42 AM PDT by djf
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Bump, as I’d like to know as well.


2 posted on 09/14/2013 10:55:54 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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:: growing some truly killer taters!! ::

Taters are developed from poisonous "night shade". If you can grow them to revert, yeah, you could have kliller taters...

But, then again, when I search for "taters" I get the following results

...them ain't "tater tots" buddy!

3 posted on 09/14/2013 10:57:38 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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Potatoes and nightshade are far enough away genetically to make cross pollination pretty remote. That is not to say it cant happen but it is highly unlikely.

Regarding the night-shade looking plant, it is likely a member of physalis, aka ground cherry, gooseberry, or cape cod gooseberry. There are a number of different types and some, like the Chinese latern, are poisonous. I have a native physalis I have been growing for a few seasons that i collected locally. It is essentially a mini green tomatoe. You have to be very careful and only eat them when they are ripe. Once they drop, the husk should be brown and crispy. They will also keep for quite a while if left in the husk so it’s totally possible to let them sit for up to a week if you aren’t sure. As long as you aren’t allergic to solanine, the worst it will do is give you the craps.


9 posted on 09/14/2013 11:23:16 AM PDT by drunknsage
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Go buy a 10 Lb bag of red idaho potatoes.
Cut the "eyes" out with about 1 inch of the potatoe attached to the "eyes".
Put the "eye" up into some potting soil and cover with about 1 inch of soil.
Water it and put in a little fertilizer and watch it for a few weeks, and when the plant gets a few inches high, move it/them to the garden.
That's all, except to keep them weeded.
In about two monthes the ground around the plants will start cracking.
Dig one plant up to check for the size of the potatoes on the roots.
When the potatoes get large enough for you, dig all the plants up, and put them, after you wash the dirt off, on some dry hay, in a root cellar,
and don't let the potatoes touch each other on the hay, if you're going to keep them over the winter.
Sprinkle a little seven dust around them, for an insect and rat repellent.
When you want to eat some of them, take the ones you want into the house, wash them 2 or 3 times, and let them dry.
Then peel and cut them, and cook them.
12 posted on 09/14/2013 12:00:28 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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According to professional growers, those round seed pods that an occasional potato plant may produce, are definitely poison and they recommended to get rid of them. Don’t let pets or children get them. I would put on gloves and get them off the plant and get rid of them.


16 posted on 09/14/2013 12:25:47 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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