I would like to grow potatoes and I was wondering if I can use store potatoes as starters. Can I? Got $10 that says I can. Thanks, Tina

Dear Tina,

Yes and no. How’s that for a winning answer? Growing potatoes from store bought potatoes is easy  if they weren’t irradiated or chemically treated to keep them from budding. I’d purchase organic potatoes to reinsure that they are in a whole food state. I have used non-organic potatoes as seed potatoes but that was years ago. Things have drastically changed in the produce world. So, if you buy organic potatoes, I think you should have a pretty good crop!  ~S