Potatoes from seed to table.

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    Odif Young Pine

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    I harvested potato seeds last year and now they are growing.
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    Last year, I noticed a potato plant with little green tomatoes, so I made the research about planting the seeds, and now here I am. When they grow a bit bigger, I will plant them out and grow them like normal potatoes. They take a bit longer than cloned potatoes, 5 months instead of 3, but afterwards I will have potatoes that are genetically adapted to our area.
     
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    This looks like a fun project and ought to work out well for you.
    Keep us posted.
     
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    Yup a fun project. I will keep this thread updated throughout the growing season.
    In the meantime i´ve still got 30 kgs of seed potatoes to plant. I am a potato fanatic.
     
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    Now that's what I call ingenious having potatoes, all home grown from seed, that will withstand all the weather conditions in your area. :smt023 I do hope you will keep us informed how your new little plants are doing and, when they're ready, the crop of potatoes you get from them.:fingerscrossed:
     
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    I know what you mean about spuds, mate.
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Keep us updated on their progress Odif!
     
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    Do you know what the variety is ? I use my small potatoes from the prior year for seed potatoes. I must say I have seen a small progression of size using my own potatoes. Getting more bakers than from bought seed potatoes.
     
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    I have no idea what variety of potato I have, but they were big and round, my seeds are from a potato that was growing in the compost patch. I think I can make up the name of the variety.
     
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    My potatoes are now ready to transplant. pots-ready.jpg
    And here they are 22 planted out, If they do well, I will plant loads more next year, apparantly potato seeds are viable for 50 years. pots-planted.jpg Lets hope they do well, I will keep you posted.
     
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    Will be interesting to see what happens.
     
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    I planted them out yesterday and today they all look magnificent.
     
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    This is such a good thread, Odif. I shall be watching your progress reports on these seedlings. I am most interested to see if you get a crop from them this year. If they do not produce tubers this year, what is your plan B?
     
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    Great job odif...those plants look really strong!!!
     
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    This is my plan B potflower.jpg We had a very warm start to April and I planted these potatoes out, so at the end of April when it snowed and frosted, I hilled them up and completly buried the potato plants, so they are now in flower. The peas and broadbeans suffered a lot of frost damage, I probably should have hilled them up too.
     

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