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Planted fingerling potatoes upside down :(

Posted by moschata SF Bay Area 9 (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 18, 10 at 11:51

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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RE: Planted fingerling potatoes upside down :(

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.


RE: Planted fingerling potatoes upside down :(

Thanks, Dave. I agree, leave them alone.


RE: Planted fingerling potatoes upside down :(

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.

RE: Planted fingerling potatoes upside down :(

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

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