• cut them in pieces so each piece has an eye, if no eyes, let the spuds set around, they will develop eyes unless you have the genetically modified type of potato with very few eyes. Potatoe's like poor soil. build a mound, 2' diameter, 1' high. put eyes in soil half way down mound, not too many, say 4. Let em grow. Plant in the early spring. Get Idaho spuds, they're the best.
  • Do not use grocery store bought tomatoes. They have been sprayed with a substance that retards the growth of the eye sprouts. Now that sounds weird doesn't it?
  • Basiclly you stick them in the ground, they are easy to grow :-) And worth it, yep, the ones you grow yourself taste great.
  • What I've done is cut a store bought potato in half, put tooth picks in the sides, and set it in a cup of water so that the bottom part is wet. Wait for vines and roots to grow and plant it in your garden.
  • It is a waste of time and money to grow the same varieties they have in stores. You can, of course, but if you are going to grow something that is very cheap in stores, you might as well grow unusual varieties, like the fingerlings. Look in catalogs. You will bury a piece of potato that has an eye on it. You can cut up a store bought potatoes, but let them harden a day or two before planting them. The cut edges will have a chance to dry. Dust them with sulfer if you like. Plant in a trench about 6 inches deep. (The soil should be well tilled and fetilized). As the potato plant (stem or stems) starts to expose itself, push dirt around it, leaving several inches of stem exposed at all times. You can eventually mound the soil up several inches above ground level. Or you can use straw. The new potatoes grow off of roots that come off that stem, so the longer it is the more potatoes you will get.
  • No that is why everyone buys them - specialization

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