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Old 27-02-2003, 06:52 PM
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I have my seed potatoes bought. They wont be going into the ground for
about 7 weeks. What would it hurt to cut them into chunks with an eye in
each, now rather than wait till 3 days before planting? Have any of you
done it this early?

Thanks, Dwayne



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Old 28-02-2003, 12:39 AM
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"Dwayne" wrote:

I have my seed potatoes bought. They wont be going into the ground for
about 7 weeks. What would it hurt to cut them into chunks with an eye in
each, now rather than wait till 3 days before planting? Have any of you
done it this early?

Thanks, Dwayne


Dwayne,
I wouldn't cut them now but, you could always start "chitting" them
six or seven weeks before you can normally plant potatoes. If you were
to cut them now, I think you'll find they will dehydrate into
shriveled, unidentifiable little lumps in 6 weeks.
"Chitting" is simply pre-sprouting potatoes in a good, strong light
(not direct sunlight).
Also, from your post, it sounds like you leave only one eye per piece
when you are cutting potatoes a few days prior to planting. It is
recommended that you leave a minimum of two and a maximum of three
eyes in each piece.

Ross.


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Old 28-02-2003, 02:28 AM
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Wait until a few hours before you plant them. Leave more than one eye per
chunk.

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I have my seed potatoes bought. They wont be going into the ground for
about 7 weeks. What would it hurt to cut them into chunks with an eye in
each, now rather than wait till 3 days before planting? Have any of you
done it this early?

Thanks, Dwayne




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Old 28-02-2003, 04:04 AM
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Thanks for the responses. I am just getting a little antsy about getting
started. Plus my storage room is getting crowded.

Good luck. Dwayne


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I have my seed potatoes bought. They wont be going into the ground for
about 7 weeks. What would it hurt to cut them into chunks with an eye in
each, now rather than wait till 3 days before planting? Have any of you
done it this early?

Thanks, Dwayne




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Old 28-02-2003, 05:15 AM
samuel l crowe
 
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I cut mind about two weeks before planting, they have been in the ground now
for 10 days,

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Thanks for the responses. I am just getting a little antsy about getting
started. Plus my storage room is getting crowded.

Good luck. Dwayne


"Dwayne" wrote in message
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I have my seed potatoes bought. They wont be going into the ground for
about 7 weeks. What would it hurt to cut them into chunks with an eye

in
each, now rather than wait till 3 days before planting? Have any of

you
done it this early?

Thanks, Dwayne








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Old 02-03-2003, 02:51 AM
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Planted Yukon Gold and Sonja Red today.

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Old 02-03-2003, 01:03 PM
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I love the Yukon Gold. They are the only ones I grew last year. What zone
are you in? Everyone around here says to plant them on Good Friday. I know
they can survive a frost, but we could still get a hard freeze here.

Dwayne



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Old 02-03-2003, 02:15 PM
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On Sun, 2 Mar 2003 06:54:36 -0700, "Dwayne"
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I love the Yukon Gold. They are the only ones I grew last year. What zone
are you in? Everyone around here says to plant them on Good Friday. I know
they can survive a frost, but we could still get a hard freeze here.


Considering that Good Friday can vary by more than a month,
I'd disregard that advice....

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