seed potato

noun

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

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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 Rempel Family Farm is at Saturday's market with organic seed potatoes for those who want to grow their own. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska-grown vegetable subscription boxes are ramping up for summer," 18 Apr. 2018 Note that all tubers formed by growing plants are produced higher than the seed potato was planted. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Consider growing a few veggies in containers this year | Idaho Statesman," 14 Mar. 2018 Some folks set seed potatoes on top of the soil and mulch heavily over the top. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "here is a timeline for planting crops this year in southern idaho | Idaho Statesman," 7 Feb. 2018 Note potatoes for harvest will appear at the same level or higher in soil than the seed potato or potato piece. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "here is a timeline for planting crops this year in southern idaho | Idaho Statesman," 7 Feb. 2018 Plant Irish potatoes through mid-February: Cut seed potatoes (available at nurseries or feed stores) into pieces about the size of an egg. NOLA.com, "This week's gardening tips: trim ground covers and plant Irish potatoes," 20 Jan. 2018

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1742, in the meaning defined above

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