The tubers from Jay that I shallow planted in order to pull rooted shoots did their thing.
FYI: If you have a grow-light set up in your basement, hundreds of seedlings, and your neighbors occasionally visit your basement, you may want to rethink any labels with “pot” in them. Ahem.
A little bath knocked off enough dirt to see what I was doing.
I think, next time, I’ll let the sprouts get bigger before I shallow-plant them for roots.
I used a pair of nail clippers, the file part, to “pop off” the rooted sprouts.
A clean-shaven spud! And all of those little rooted sprouts got planted into pots, hopefully to each grow into big, healthy potato plants.
Editing in a tidbit from Tom Wagner on the above pics, in case future potato pullers come along and think these tiny shoots are suitable for pulling:
My opinion….those are removed too soon…they need more tops. The shoots must have leaves to carry on photosynthesis to perform well during the recovery.