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Old 16-02-2019, 02:31 PM posted to uk.rec.gardening
Nick Maclaren[_5_] Nick Maclaren[_5_] is offline
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Default cutting up seed potatoes?

In article , TimW wrote:

"Cut the seed potatoes into 2-inch chunks that have several eyes on
them. Small potatoes can be planted as they are."

- Really? cut them up? It always looked to me that the shoots came out
of one end and the roots from the other, so if you only had half a spud
would it still grow?


Both shoots and roots come from the eyes, and both can come from the
same one. In extremis, one eye per chunk is all you need.


Regards,
Nick Maclaren.