What to Dip Cut Seed Potatoes in Before Planting

According to the "American Journal of Potato Research", root hormone dusting powders and ground limestone can be used on cut seed potatoes but there is no verifiable benefit. Instead, simply cut the seed potatoes into egg-size pieces with at least one eye per cut and allow to "heal over" in a cool, dark place for one to two days to prevent root rot.

Keywords: planting seed potatoes, dusting seed potatoes, seed potato treatment

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