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Old 1 Week Ago   #16
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I tried saving fingerlings for seed this year, they are a little shriveled (I should have watched humidity in basement more) but are sprouting nicely. I think I will wait a week or so to plant as it was 17 degrees this morning.


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I tried saving fingerlings for seed this year, they are a little shriveled (I should have watched humidity in basement more) but are sprouting nicely. I think I will wait a week or so to plant as it was 17 degrees this morning.


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You can plant them fine, as long as they don't freeze in the ground.
The seed potato provides the embryo , genetics and some initial food..
I found a few in the pantry with sprouts. Now they are on window sill for chitting. I will plant them on Friday when this nasty cold is gone.
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I think planting certified disease free seed potatoes is very important especially in any area warm enough in winter for late blight to survive on tubers. Its worth a few dollars to be safe and your tomatoes will also thank you
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I think planting certified disease free seed potatoes is very important especially in any area warm enough in winter for late blight to survive on tubers. Its worth a few dollars to be safe and your tomatoes will also thank you
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These fingerlings were saved from certified ones last year... Hopefully they should be alright.
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These fingerlings were saved from certified ones last year... Hopefully they should be alright.

Saving your own from plants you are certain were disease free would be OK.
planting Grocery store potatoes is a very bad idea however and many people do it to save a few bucks. It is not worth it.
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