Planted fingerling potatoes upside down :(

moschata(SF Bay Area 9)April 18, 2010

Okay, dumb-dumb planted fingerling potatoes upside down. Do we need to dig them up and plant the tiny sprouts facing up? Ugh...

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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

If they already had significant sprouts on them then yes, they would do better with the sprouts up - assuming you can dig them up without damage.

But sprouts will develop from any eyes on the potato so there really isn't a right side up vs. upside down to a potato seed. You just plant them with several eyes up.

Personally, I'd just leave them alone.


    Bookmark   April 18, 2010 at 12:07PM
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moschata(SF Bay Area 9)

Thanks, Dave. I agree, leave them alone.


    Bookmark   April 18, 2010 at 12:40PM
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How long ago did you plant them? If it has been a couple of days, and the soil is wet, just leave them be.

After a couple days the potatoes will already have started to adjust. You may have set them back a little bit, but they will grow.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2010 at 12:46PM
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moschata(SF Bay Area 9)

Planted them yesterday and the soil is wet. Leaving them alone sounds best.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2010 at 1:09PM
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