Another October Garden Haul – Tubers!

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Holy moly. Thanks to a reader for sending:

“Tubers – washed and drying in the sun on my porch near 14th Street NW.”

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  • I Dont Get It

    Sweet or red? Or…?

  • These look great. How did you grow them? Do you just put store bought ones in the ground and watch them multiply? Did you do anything to the soil?

    Please share!

    • Emmaleigh504

      I heard on Science Friday last week that the potatoes from the grocery store are treated so they don’t sprout (lies! mine always sprout), so are not suited for gardening.

  • We’ve tried to grow potatoes the last two years, and have largely failed each time. Any hints or words of wisdom would be appreciated!

    • I Dont Get It

      Well my grandfather always said you plant potatoes the week of Palm Sunday. Since that date changes each year I never really thought that made sense but remember this was in Kentucky and its likely bourbon was involved.

  • The orange ones are sweet potatoes and the red ones are yams (I think). I bought a few at the store, cut them each in three pieces, and placed them in a pan with 1/2 inch of water for a few weeks so that they start to make sprouts. When the sprouts are a few inches tall, just pull the sprouts off the tuber and plant them in the ground. Keep them well watered at first, but after a few weeks they can just get rained on and grow on their own. These did well in my clay soil, but the squirrels like them too. Also, I found that it is best to buy organic sweet potatoes b/c conventional sweet potatoes don’t always sprout.

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