Knot a potato?
August 2, 2009 8:29 AM Subscribe
GardenFilter: We just harvested some potatoes and came across these potato-like knot things
. We found about five or six in a bed that hosted both potatoes and garlic, though they were found kinda far from the garlic and well under ground—at least four inches. What are they?
posted by Toekneesan to home & garden (17 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Cut-up old potatoes, and babies from last year's harvest that we cellared, were what we seeded with. We grow organic and did get a slight case of the potato bug, but again, not sure it's relevant
Inside they have the consistency of a potato or a root. Didn't see them obviously attached to a plant. Thought about them being garlic heads but they seemed too deep when we found them, and they're more solid than a garlic seed head, unless it fused together.
I joked with my wife that maybe they're truffles, and while I really doubt that, I wouldn't rule out a fungus of some kind.
Anyone else ever find these?