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Post  southern gardener on 4/16/2014, 9:52 pm

I found a potato growing under some kale, and it's green. Can I cover it up and let it finish growing?  Will it turn the "normal" color? I've heard you can't eat them green, but wondering will it go back?  Thanks!!
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Post  boffer on 4/16/2014, 9:59 pm

No, the green won't go away.  But you can just cut the green part off, and eat the rest with no problems.

"They" say that one would have to eat a lot of green to get sick, but I haven't experimented with that!
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Post  southern gardener on 4/17/2014, 1:27 am

Thank you Boffer! I moved some of the wood chips away from our kale, and found a big old tater laying there! It's only the tip it looks like, so we'll cut off the green part. I can't believe the potatoes we're finding Smile Didn't really officially plant any of these, and sort of randomly coming across them! Kinda like early Easter?  lol
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Post  FamilyGardening on 4/17/2014, 1:32 am

self seeded potatoes.....cool!!!.....perhaps some critter has moved some of your seed potatoes around for you Smile  I know we lose things like garlic and end up with lots of bulb flowers ....LOL....we have all kinds of things growing that we did not plant....ha ha ha.....

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Post  southern gardener on 4/17/2014, 1:35 am

@FamilyGardening wrote:self seeded potatoes.....cool!!!.....perhaps some critter has moved some of your seed potatoes around for you Smile  I know we lose things like garlic and end up with lots of bulb flowers ....LOL....we have all kinds of things growing that we did not plant....ha ha ha.....

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That's true Rose! We had an awesome cauliflower pop up in the chips NEVER planted it, now there's another one?? The potatoes; I THINK they're potatoes we had that had crazy "eyes" growing, and we just shoved them under the chips.......lol!! So crazy how they're growing, and that kale, I can't stop it! Finally pulled the dinosaur kale, and gonna start some new. The other got sooooo tall it was shading out our new maters! CANT have that !!
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Post  Triciasgarden on 4/17/2014, 9:11 pm

Wow Southern gardener, this sounds like a great year for you already!  Congratulations!
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Post  southern gardener on 4/18/2014, 1:28 am

@Triciasgarden wrote:Wow Southern gardener, this sounds like a great year for you already!  Congratulations!
 Thank you Triciasgarden. Yes, compared to last year at this time, like night and day. I'd give you some strawberries if you were nearby Smile hehe!!
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