Potato – Soft and Sprouting

Q: One of my favorite potatoes is Royal Majesty, a purple potato I buy online. I still have a dozen that I haven’t eaten. They are starting to sprout and get soft. Can I save them for seed potatoes?

A: UGA vegetable specialist Bob Westerfield says that if they are soft and sprouting they will not make good seed potatoes. We are still two months from planting time so the spuds will probably be rotten by then. Go to your online source and buy some fresh ones for your garden. I have more tips on growing white potatoes at http://www.walterreeves.com/food-gardening/potato/.

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