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.
posted on 09/14/2013 12:00:28 PM PDT
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Store potatoes are treated so that they don’t sprout. Not for a while, at least.
posted on 09/14/2013 12:03:42 PM PDT
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