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Do the Most Potato Sprouts Grow in the Light or in the Dark?

By Suzie Faloon ; Updated September 21, 2017
Healthy potato sprouts are green and short.
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Healthy green potato sprouts need light to grow properly. Potatoes that are left to sprout in the dark give off a white, unhealthy growth. The seed potatoes are pre sprouted 2 to 3 weeks before planting in the ground.


About the Author


Suzie Faloon is a freelance writer who has written online content for various websites. As a professional crafter and floral designer, Faloon owned a florist business for nearly 25 years. She completed the Institute of Children's Literature course in 1988.