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Re: need advice ** potatoe growers **

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05-01-2014 16:13:20

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You should hill(cover) the taters growiing under the leaves. As the spuds grow they tend to start poking out above ground. The spuds should not get exposed to sunlight. Sun exposure will cause the tater to turn green and not be fit to eat. Some people even believe those exposed to the sun can contain poison. I think that part is just an old wives tale.

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05-01-2014 16:35:07

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 Re: need advice ** potatoe growers ** in reply to glen sw wi, 05-01-2014 16:13:20  
Not convinced it's an old wives tale, Glen. I recall years ago eating some new potatoes boiled in their skins. One had some green showing on it. As I ate it, I had an instantaneous reaction: nausea, flushed face, dizziness, very extreme feeling of "Holy smoke! What is going on here?" I was OK again in a minute or two, but during that minute or two I wasn't sure what was going to happen next Never ate 'em again, no desire to duplicate the experiment.

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05-01-2014 16:47:43

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 Re: need advice ** potatoe growers ** in reply to JerryS, 05-01-2014 16:35:07  
Jerry, sorry to hear of your learning experience. Never tested the tale myself. Guess I don't have to try one now.


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