Potatoes from seed to table.

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  1. Odif

    Odif Young Pine

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    I'm sorry I did not read your whole post. These potatoes that grow every year are normal potatoes and you can eat them same as normal potatoes, because they are normal potatoes. I think I used the word normal a few too many times. Maybe they are fantastic potatoes.
     
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    Chuckle.

    I am interested in this mychoriza fungus. I will check it out.
     
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    An update, they are really growing well. no4.jpg This is the same potato plant, I call it number 4. I hilled them up a bit and mulched them, mainly with boxwood leaves. Box makes an excellent mulch. Hopefully if I keep them watered during the flowering, they will set seeds. I might try hand pollinating.
     
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    Here is the same potato plant that I featured earlier. spot.jpg It is coming along nicely.
     
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    Odif, have you ever heard of Tom Wagner? if not look him up and look at all the TP seeds varieties he has developed.
     
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    Ok. Carolyn, I will look him up.
     
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    An update on my potatoes. seed-pot.jpg Number 4 again, it is growing really well, It is about to come into flower, so if I can just keep it well watered, the flowers may set seeds. I think I will give it some comfrey potion.
     
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    Growing nicely isn``t it ? Have you dug your regular potatoes yet ?
     
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    Yes, Mart. I have harvested many regular potatoes. I have also continued planting potatoes, so I will continue harvesting until mid October. I think my tsp potatoes have another month to go.
     
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    Well finally I was able to harvest my featured potato plant.
    pot-harv.jpg I harvested 525 grams of potatoes from number 4. The other plants aren´t ready yet.
     
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    I somehow missed this. great looking potatoes. how did they taste?
     
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    Just found this thread also. How did they taste? They really look nice....
     
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    simply delicious
     
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    Update 2020. I took a photo of the seed bearing pods this year. 8BA8034A-70B4-4333-94BF-EEC53B854CC5.jpeg

    After struggling to get potatoes to set seed for the last few years, I think I hit on the technique. This year I planted potatoes in pure compost and 4 out of 4 plants set seeds. I also will be sure to keep them well watered.
     
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    I read that in my area the potatoes don't get the seed pods often. They usually get them when July has been cool and wet, and we've had both.
     

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