Cut those potatoes up in aprox 2"-3" cubes/chunks, make sure you have a couple good eyes in each chunk. Traditionally we do this a day or two before we plant to let the cuts heal.
Now my dad say's his mother never let them heal just planted them.
Grandma would just take deeper cuts around the eyes when peeling for the table and plant the peelings.I don't think this is absolute science, it's the experimentation that makes gardening so interesting.It's fun to get Crazy Ideas(Boy do I have a lot of those!) and see if they pan out.
LovinTractor's I agree. The so called experts say it's not worth the risk. But I've always done it with out having a problem.
And I have a confession to make, I tied two cement blocks on my 5' spike Harrow and ran it over the garden last night.
May not have got all the weeds sprouting but I worried the heck out of them. Also learned I need to get chains on the 22 hp Murray, I had more wheel spin than I would like when turning.
Edited by JD DANNELS, March 16, 2012 - 08:11 AM.