Do You Remove the Sprouts When Planting Potatoes?

It is not recommended to cut off the sprouts of a potato before planting. In fact, “Pipping” or “green sprouting” – a method of pre-sprouting the seed potato – is a recommended practice that helps to speed up the production of a potato crop.

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