Adventures in Potato Shaving

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.

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