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Old 01-02-2003, 04:26 AM
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Have always heard that you are supposed to "harden off" pieces
of cut potato w/eye before planting.

Is this true? If so, why?

TIA


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Polar wrote:

Have always heard that you are supposed to "harden off" pieces
of cut potato w/eye before planting.

Is this true? If so, why?

TIA

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Let the cut surface dry for a day or two and the potatoes won't rot.
Fresh cut surface in the wet ground will rot.

Best regards,
Bob
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Polar wrote in message . ..
Have always heard that you are supposed to "harden off" pieces
of cut potato w/eye before planting.

Is this true? If so, why?

TIA


The other term is "suberize"
It forms a callous which seals the tissue from decay.


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