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Potato Planting in a Flowerpot

Updated on September 4, 2020
Goal: to have sprouts....success
Goal: to have sprouts....success
Cover them slightly to encourage growth
Cover them slightly to encourage growth
The young, sprouted pitato
The young, sprouted pitato
Closeup
Closeup

The potato was planted Easter weekend. It had sprouted eyes, or roots, so I planted it in a flower pot. Now it has sprouted leaves, so I moved some dirt around the new leaves. I have heard that the part of the stem you cover starts making new potatoes.

I had another potato start sprouting, so I will show you what to do to get some for yourself.

The Procedure

Potato has eyes or roots sprouting
Potato has eyes or roots sprouting
Cut potato so that there are eyes on each piece
Cut potato so that there are eyes on each piece
I have cut the potato into 4 pieces
I have cut the potato into 4 pieces
Use a fork to move the dirt over to make a hole for the potato
Use a fork to move the dirt over to make a hole for the potato
Press into hole, eye down
Press into hole, eye down
Cover potatoes with dirt
Cover potatoes with dirt
Good sign, blossoms on potatoes
Good sign, blossoms on potatoes
Pot is full, however one of the plants is a tomato...
Pot is full, however one of the plants is a tomato...

The weather has been colder the past couple days, so today I found a large box and tipped the potato pot over. I planned to pull the potatoes out of the soil and put the potting soil back in to the pot.

I was cooking my steak at the same time, and my daughter called me, so my dog had time on its hands to mess with my potting soil. My dog needs a sandbox, I think. Something with toys buried in it for something to do.

I came back to my potting soil and the [dear sweet dog] had started moving it out of the box for me. I was not happy for the help. The dog learned a few new words, and I made it lay down next to the soil, and I kept repeating "No. Naughty. Stay down."

Puppies are fun. [:(]

There were a few potatoes in the pot. New potatoes. Not many. But, some.

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    • firstcookbooklady profile imageAUTHOR

      Char Milbrett 

      13 months ago from Minnesota

      C V Singh, thank you for your comment.

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      C V Singh 

      14 months ago from India

      Beautiful illustration of potato propagation procedure.

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