I keep trying too, as the seeds are cheap and hope springs eternal...but no matter how I try it, raised bed with loose soils and compost or directly in the ground, I'm unable to get a true carrot...lovely tops, no bottoms or stunted, twisted bottoms. This heavy clay soil is just not conducive to tap root kinds of plants.I am destined to keep trying to grow carrots until I get it right. B/C I LOVE carrots. Could be happy to make my meals out of carrots, green beans, potato, and broccoli! Meat is totally optional to finish out my dinner plate, but I do love my cheese!!!!
I wonder if this is why my taters didn't flower or fruit booo. We are trying to Container grow them but have had no luck yet recently dumped the bin thinking we might have some an got a whole lotta nada gonna try out again with a sweet potato my mum got from a friend, guess the original spud was planted 3 years prior! here's to hoping to get great luck with the sweet potatesWhile potatoes from the grocery store may sprout, chances of them actually producing a decent crop of spuds are poor at best. Reason being: Market potatoes have been treated with an herbicide to keep them from sprouting. So, even if they do sprout, there's enough latent poison to keep them from producing tubers.
Organic potatoes bought at the grocer are NOT SUPPOSED to have been treated with this herbicide. So, you are likely to get a crop, but there is no guarantee that the grocer potatoes is not carrying a disease.