Retarding sprouting and bacteria growth in stored potatoes : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Organic Gardening, Jul/Aug 1994.

The article suggests putting sage, rosemary and lavender in with your stored potatoes, according to experiments conducted by Greek scientists. Whether the essential oils or the dried herbs themselves were used, sprouting occurred much more slowly. In a control gruop, the potatoes sprouted normally. When Greek oregano was added, the growth of bacteria was inhibited. Taste was not affected.

-- Old Git (, April 22, 1999


Has anyone ever eaten sweet potato "greens"? I'm wondering because I put one in the window (sitting in water and kept it watered until it sprouted) and then forgot about it. I did not water it for SIX months and the thang is still growing green leaves. Can you eat em?

-- KoFE (Your@town.USA), April 23, 1999.

I've never heard of it, KoFE, but then I'm not a sweet potato fan. However, I wouldn't eat the leaves until I determined whether or not they were toxic.

-- Old Git (, April 23, 1999.

I understand that the sprouts of potatoes are very poison. Potatoes [are from the night shade family, and if I remember right are poison.

-- thinkIcan (, April 23, 1999.

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