Potatoes have long sprouts!

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by Maggie, May 16, 2005.

  1. Maggie

    Maggie Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I need some help regarding my potatoes I had kept from fall for planting this spring.
    Some of the 'eyes' have sprouted 5-8 inches long. Can I cut or trim them and still plant the potato? Or do I have to get new potatoes for planting? Thanks for any information. Maggie
     
  2. Jen H

    Jen H Well-Known Member

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    I would cut those potatoes into pieces and stick them in the ground as is. They should do fine.

    Just make sure each potato piece has an eye or two with it.
     

  3. Cyngbaeld

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    They are ok to plant as is. You don't need to remove the sprout.
     
  4. Mutti

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    I just lay the longer sprouts lengthwise in the trench and they soon shoot for the light and do just fine. Our potatoes got touched over and over by frost this year and I just dug a pail full of new potatoes so think they wanna live and produce no matter what! DEE