How To Grow Potatoes from the Grocery Store
Can you grow potato plants from potatoes bought at the grocery store? Sure you can! Many authorities will say that your seed potatoes should be certified disease-free, but I've yet to have a grocery store potato to develop any diseases while growing. And I've heard of many folks that do this and never have a problem with growing potatoes from the grocery store. Sure, you don't have as much of a selection as you would buying seed potatoes through mail order, but you can grow those grocery store potatoes successfully. Just leave a few eyes on each seed potato piece when you go to cut them. Leave the potatoes in the open for a few days after they are cut. Doing this before burying your grocery store potatoes helps to prevent them from rotting in the ground. You should use this practice whether growing potatoes from the grocery or those bought through mail order.