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New Experience Of Growing Potatoes From Seeds
New Experience Of Growing Potatoes From Seeds

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So Anna writes the following on this topic:

“Firstly, during seed reproduction of potatoes, varietal traits are split, in other words, not all tubers will be similar to the parent in appearance, taste and other qualities and properties, even if the seeds are obtained according to all the rules of isolation from other varieties.

Secondly, obtaining potatoes from seeds is troublesome and is suitable only at the first stage of reproduction - to obtain small seed tubers, which, moreover, can still differ greatly from each other even in the same nest due to the fact that they are small. In the first year, it is necessary to work with each plant in order to determine among them the ones that best meet the characteristics of a given variety. Then the already selected material should be propagated vegetatively, only in this case the tubers will be more or less the same.

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The resulting potato seedlings can be buried in the ground, leaving only a small rosette of leaves 1 cm high on the surface.In this case, with possible freezing, it will either not freeze or will sprout from the underlying leaf axils. Adventitious roots are formed from the stems, like those of tomatoes.

Thirdly: if you do not chase marketable tubers in the first year, then seeds for seedlings can be sown in late March or even early April. Potato seedlings are more demanding on light and fresh air than tomatoes. Therefore, if sowing in February, then in this case additional supplementary lighting is extremely necessary. In the greenhouse, you need to ensure that there is no high humidity and it is not too hot."

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And here is what Valentina writes:

“I sow the seeds on well-moistened soil, then tightly close the container with plastic wrap. After two days, I make 3-5 cuts on the film to ensure the seedlings breathe, and after another 5-7 days the seeds will hatch. Then with a toothpick I transfer the seedlings into a bag where the soil is moistened, and lightly sprinkle with sand. I want to say that my bag with a secret. We fold the plastic film in half and sew it in length. It turns out a cylinder, we bend its bottom, the cylinder has a bottom. We pour soil into this container and plant the germinated seed there. Our seed has turned into an escape, and you add soil to the bag - over and over again. As a result, a powerful root system of a potato plant will develop in such a bag. It all depends on the length of the bag that you sewed. Transportation to such a bag is not terrible. In order to plant such a plant,you just need to open the bottom and shake the bag slightly. Good luck everyone!"

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Natalia wrote

“This year we continued the experiment with seed potatoes. So what did we do? From small nodules-peas obtained from seeds (they made about 5 liters in total), we dug up eight ten-liter buckets in the fall. As you can see, the result is not bad. However, not everything is smooth here. There were bushes on which mostly only one long roots like snakes grew. From them all the offspring were thrown away so as not to be confused with others - highly productive. When the potatoes were dug, all the tops were still green, even some bushes were still in bloom. But the cleaning date has come. So we got super elite material. Now next year we will also expect a good harvest. And at the same time we will continue to select the best specimens. I know exactly what it is worth doing."

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