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Post  notagreenthumbedgal on 2/25/2012, 3:17 pm

Thank you for heeding my call...

I have my seed potatoes (which are just starting to sprout, so they are "resting"), and I have my potato "bags" to grow them in.

The people working at my garden mecca had never grown potatoes before, so I'm seeking second opinions. Everything I've ever read about growing potatoes says to dust the cut sides of the seed potatoes with fungicide. Garden mecca folks said that it may be possible to skip that step if I make sure I let the cut sides dry well before planting and keep the soil from getting too wet once planted. They seemed to think that the fungicide was necessary in more moist climates. They also recommended dusting with sulfur instead of fungicide in addition to drying the cut sides well, if I wanted to be safe.

What do y'all think? What's been your experience with this.

Also, any other pearls of potato growin' wisdom you can share to help out a novice is greatly needed.

Thanks in advance... your input is GREATLY appreciated!!!Very Happy
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Post  camprn on 2/25/2012, 6:21 pm

Cut 'em up and let 'em dry on the windowsill for a day or two. Then go ahead and plant them. Very Happy

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Post  Chopper on 2/25/2012, 11:02 pm

That is what I did - just dried them and planted. Ultimately the plants will die back and that is when you harvest. That said I have never had a fungus sensitive plant (tomatoes - squash) NOT succumb to fungus but I have never sprayed either. My potatoes turned out OK though in the same box with tomatoes that got hit with one of the tomato problems (4 squares between them)

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