Saturday, May 2, 2009

"Free" Grocery Store Seeds?

I've said for many years, that I don't understand why I can't grow potatoes and what not plants and seeds from the grocery store. I know, I know...hybrids, disease, blah blah. All the people that tell me that haven't actually tried it. And I haven't tried it because I've obviously been swayed by the naysayers.

Then I read this over at A Better Home & Garden.

I think I'm going to try it...maybe this year, definitely next. Although, I'll probably go somewhere that I can buy local, organically grown stuff.


  1. Ok, I'll bite.

    I tried it, the first year I had the garden. It was a nightmare. I wound up with a potato virus in my soil. I dug up all the soil in that part of the garden and replaced it with dirt. The virus is still there, and wrecks any potato's I try to grow. The agrologist tells me it might go away in about 5 years. Maybe.

    The dirt to replace what I had was about $100 (you need black dirt, and there's no point in cheaping out - you make up for the cost in extra yield and less weeding). Plus my time to dig down three feet.

    Seriously, seed potato's are about $5 for an entire box at Rona. It's a lot cheaper.

  2. I guess I'll be buying seed potatoes. Why does everyone have to crush my dreams of free seed potatoes :(

    thanks for the head's up


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