seed potato


Definition of seed potato

: a potato tuber grown for its buds which are used to start new plants also : a section of such a tuber with one or more buds

Examples of seed potato in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Put a few inches of a soil-compost mixture in the bottom of a bag, then plant three or four seed potato pieces and cover with 3 inches of soil. Doug Hall, Good Housekeeping, "7 Tips for Growing Perfect Potatoes," 21 May 2020 This week in the garden Plant seed potato pieces with eyes 18 inches apart in trenches 1 foot deep in the garden. Calvin Finch,, "Calvin Finch: Your guide to pruning fruit trees and bushes," 23 Jan. 2020 Cover the seed potatoes in the trench initially with 3 to 4 inches of soil. Calvin Finch,, "What to harvest and what to plant in your San Antonio winter vegetable garden," 19 Dec. 2019 Gwenyn Hill's potatoes are grown from seed potatoes obtained from Vermont Valley. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin farmers — and diners — dig potatoes of all types and colors," 15 Aug. 2019 Alaska’s only seed-sorting facility, it’s also home to the state’s plant pathology lab, a seed laboratory, and a potato production and disease monitoring program that creates disease-free seed potatoes. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "‘I don’t really know what’s left’: Dunleavy budget vetoes raze hemp program, threaten Alaska-grown store produce," 21 July 2019 Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply Based in Grass Valley, CA, Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply has always been my go-to for asparagus crowns, cover crops, and seed potatoes. Mike Irvine, Sunset, "Our Garden Editor’s Favorite Seed Companies," 22 Jan. 2018 Put several inches of soil in the bottom, then plant three or four seed potatoes and cover them with three inches of soil. Doug Hall, Good Housekeeping, "7 Ways To Grow Potatoes," 28 June 2016 Plant seed potatoes 12 inches apart and cover with about 3 inches of soil. Doug Hall, Good Housekeeping, "7 Ways To Grow Potatoes," 28 June 2016

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First Known Use of seed potato

1742, in the meaning defined above

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“Seed potato.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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