Learning: Planting Tubers with Long Sprouts

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Photo 1:  Many times our tubers grow while in storage and when we are ready to plant there is this long whitish sprout that is difficult to plant. Because of the length it is likely the sprout will break off in handling or planting.

Photo 2:  Here we are cutting this long sprout about 1/8-1/4" from the crown---much like we would for a cutting.

Photo 3:  This photo shows the tuber with the long sprout removed ---Note the new eyes in the yellow circle. We now have the option of potting up the tuber or planting directly into the garden. I prefer potting up till I have some good growth and then into the garden.

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