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Growing Potatoes (Complete Guide) Home School

okay river you just had a question what was that first question why did you choose potatoes i chose potatoes because potatoes are extremely hearty and they’re easy to grow and they’re dependent upon which ones you are growing they can have a longer growing season or a shorter growing season and i just thought it’d be a fun one to start off with just because mom sarah is always constantly using them for food and it’s actually the number one crop for the united states grown besides corn and maybe wheat it’s grown pretty significantly in the united states so i figured it’d be a great one to grow for you guys because it’s such a hardy meal and it has really long-term storage so once you get it going you’ll be able to store it long-term you know three months six months and you can make you know potato soup and potato and i wish i could more stuff you know lots of potato bills which will end up creating lots of different videos later down the road i actually wanted to ask you guys can you tell me the difference between these potatoes right here uh some are small it’s very big they’re different colors and they’re probably different kinds okay do you think you can also point out some other differences they have these things online okay let me see okay can you point all the ones out that have those things versus the ones that don’t this one doesn’t happen this one doesn’t this one this okay so separate the ones that have those little things versus the ones so put the ones that have it over here and put the ones that don’t over on this side and keep them all together at the same time like this okay so do you think all these have well that one has mold it’s okay that one’s just beginning but they all have them okay great job okay so the next thing is also write down which ones are red potatoes which ones are the yukon golds and uh which ones are the russet nuggets and this is how you spell it over here so this is the rusted nuggets these are the reds and these are the yukon golds wait can we like do like the the top one the middle one and the bottom one wait but how do we label these do you like white on paper and then we put the paper on we think yeah exactly okay nice job all right okay so yukon golds which one did you you guys all agreed wait no okay so you have to write the first thing yeah yeah this is more than gold exactly okay that’s perfect okay so right here these are just some of the potatoes that are actually grown predominantly in the united states okay so this series is about potatoes and we’re going to be having a number of different parts in the series so please stay tuned and subscribe and leave comments for anything that i might be missing or different things that i should include in the next videos we’re going to be working all the way from the earliest stage to the last stage and circling back all the way around go ahead remember we’re talking about surviving the first 180 days after economic shutdown there’s a lot of uncertainties we don’t know what’s going to happen we have roughly about five percent of the united states unemployed right now and we just don’t know that these insurgencies so one of the most important things you need to survive is besides water secondary is food so that’s why in this series we’re making an effort to kind of get whatever we have access to and just start growing it and this series is about just taking it specifically potatoes and we’ll be talking about a number of other fruits and vegetables later but this series we’re talking about everything about potatoes and these were the ones we were able to go to the store and pick them up knowing that these would be easy to start growing immediately so that’s why i grabbed these because these were the ones that are available on the shelf

that make sense and most likely these will also be the ones that you’ll find at walmart you’ll find at um you know any any grocery store organic stores if you go over to farmer’s market you’ll probably have a much larger variety of potatoes so i’m actually going to be showing you techniques of how to even do the same techniques with potatoes you might find at a grocery store that isn’t grown organically so we’re going to get into that a little bit later first thing i want to talk about was selecting your potatoes it’s kind of the first experiment what we just did with the kids i asked them was what a variety of potatoes are these and they named it correctly it was either yukon gold the red potatoes or the recipes and the difference between these potatoes the main difference that i like to always talk to people about is whether they’re determinate or the whether they’re indeterminate so will you guys very quickly put a d or an i what you think is it i know you don’t know what determinant is an indeterminate but just put a d or an i is going to ask a question don’t put the organizer on there the what do i have organized on there oh yeah good point thank you appreciate it so as you can see the difference right here is the russet the indeterminate and the red potatoes and the yukon are the determinants the main difference between these is going to be shown in other videos of how to grow them and specific techniques but the the main thing you want to know right now is that whether you’re growing just determinate or whether you’re growing both or whether you’re growing just in the term net because these two things is going to play a major role in whether you have a short growing season or whether you have a long growing season if you have a longer growing season like you’re living in a place that’s warmer it doesn’t get snowfall or like if you’re living in colorado we get snow all the way into may we might want to be growing the determinate variety versus an indeterminate variety or if you’re going in the greenhouse and in the cold environment you might start with any determinant as well go ahead does determinant mean a short season you know that’s exactly what it means in other videos we’ll talk about it more in depth but basically when you plant a determinate potato it right when the very beginning it just grows when you eat a potato you’re eating the root basically okay and so depending upon how the the root grows is whether it is going to play a factor so to determine a lot of the potatoes right when you plant it and you’ll have a bush that grows above it but it’s not going to produce any more roots on the stem as the pack is taller so you plant it it’s going to basically produce potatoes there and below but if you grow an indeterminate as it keeps growing the stem will actually keep turning and it will keep producing more roots and more roots so you actually want to plant determinate and the main difference is the soil depth right so if you have an indeterminate and it’s going to be lower down and it gets colder well that those potatoes are cold are further away from the colder temperatures and then later actually over here we’re going to talk about what makes the potato flower and what makes it turn back into a seed and a potato is actually the seed of the plant it’s what you plant and it becomes the flower and it’s what you harvest and you eat go ahead so but does it produce other potatoes it does produce other potatoes absolutely but i thought you were saying potatoes and you don’t just take my potato at the store well actually that’s exactly what you do and that’s kind of like what you’re doing some people just look we have never done that exactly that’s what most people do they just cook them and eat them they never really a lot of people really don’t grow potatoes and that’s actually why i want to be the first one to start because literally all you have to do is take this potato and the potato is actually the seed of the plant what you’re holding is the seed oh yeah i know what’s right in front of you is the seed of the plant well also so technically exactly exactly or the root can you eat the outside like the seeds in a watermelon the outside is what you eat is that the same with potatoes well the when you say the outside do you mean the skin no i mean so the whole potato is a seed right yeah but there’s nothing around it apple seeds are encased in apples okay so every plant has its way of growing you know some plants they need outer shell to protect it and that the outer shell of that seed is the skin oh so so the whole thing is the same just like the outside shell of the seed is still considered the seed you know like if you pick up a shell they’ll be like oh this is a seed you know yeah there’s shallow the seed

and then there’s like the inner part of the seed where there’s like i don’t know the specific name of it but it’s still considered the seed and that right there the potato is considered the seed of the potato plant what um so if you plant a potato and then you harvest the potatoes from the plant can you put those potatoes and no potatoes again exactly you hit it on the dot that is also what we’re going to be talking about learning how to control that whole process to keep it as a seed or what makes it turn into a flower go ahead to produce more potatoes so technically could you if you lived off potatoes and you ate them you ate potatoes a lot could you buy one potato at the store and then just and then grow a whole bunch and then you have all your potatoes that’s exactly what we just started with yesterday right we went to the store and what did we do bought some potatoes exactly and that’s exactly why i wanted you guys to come with me yesterday because a lot of times parents all they do is they go to the store and they buy the seeds but a lot of times the kids don’t know where does it all start right and you know where you can start by just going to store you grab a potato you can instantly start growing something and just by pioneering the ground go ahead why would you buy somebody potatoes though why do we buy so many tips well the different ways we grow later in different parts series later down the series so please make sure to subscribe to watch the next series probably part 9 or 10 of this whole process we did so many is because we’re going to be doing an experiment later where we show how to keep some of these potatoes dormant so you can keep them in storage for six months eight months so that they don’t start flowering so how do you control that like how do you control so that they say a seed and then how do you speed up the process so that they grow faster and then how do you once again harvest the seed at the very end keep going if you cook a whole potato and then you take it out can you um just throw sprouts into it no no well no we probably couldn’t especially because i’d eat it all first should it be french fries at that point we should make some treats french fries that would be so good oh you know what that will actually be one of our videos and we should all do a taste test yeah it’s actually taste the best that’s gonna be one of our videos make sure to subscribe so that you can watch that video as well on different french fries we’re gonna actually cook later at the end of the season also to see the video we do tomorrow the video we do tomorrow is going to thank you appreciate it having fun okay so we figured out what is determining and determining determining is what’s the most important thing you know about terminal that it’s a short season storage season and the roots don’t keep growing for the them exactly you hit it the roots don’t keep growing off the stock of the stem which happens in the indeterminate and so short growing season what does that mean by short growing season it grows closer yes and why does it grow faster why would it need to grow faster or why would a plant need to grow faster um because it don’t get cold you hit another dot because the plan is going to finish off sooner so we’re starting to figure out now what potentially controls the plant right is uh not just a variety of the seeds but why you might want to start with a determinant because it’s going to get cold faster so just like in colorado it gets hot really quickly but it gets cold really quickly so we might not have as long of a growing season in places like california and so knowing what type of varieties and selecting the right varieties for your area is absolutely essential and it just takes a little bit of information and most likely if you go to stores it’s going to be one of these and if you want something other than one of these all you need to do is go into the internet google seated potatoes and they will come up a whole website of different types of potatoes go ahead why not all potatoes seeds all potatoes are seeds so why do we have to look at that’s actually a really great question because it goes in number two store-bought versus seeded and sprouted uh potatoes and the difference go ahead um i have a question so if you take this potato yeah this potato and it grows more potatoes can you take one of the potatoes that it grows could you put that potato again and will it grow yep every potato is a seed oh so then what’s the difference between the store-bought because this would be store-bought and then the one that this one produces would be not so fun okay the main difference was the same question or a different question oh yeah we remember it okay so the main difference because you guys ask the same question

right there in different ways the main difference is that a lot of store boughts if you go to a walmart or you go to big box stores most likely they have sprayed on something called the sprout inhibitor the main one that they spray on to potatoes is cipc which has been around for about 50 years or so and is actually lots of issues and protocols come around the safety around this cipc and this scrap inhibitor of how much to use and actually if it is an issue or safety to us to consume so just be aware of that when spraying it and i’ll give you a solution to how to fix this go ahead and why didn’t we last we bought store-bought because for two reasons first i actually went to an organic store places like whole foods well whole foods got bought out by amazon so they’ll probably get converted up to like a walmart at some point in the near future but places like bathrooms sprouts vitamin cottage those places right there they’re organic most of those places source from your local areas and the local areas they don’t put on spray inhibitors and a lot of people the reason why the big box stores put on spray inhibitors is because when people see it it looks ugly and it looks different they don’t know what they’re looking at so they put it back down and because of that reason those potatoes are purchased so many of those reasons a lot of people also put on sprout inhibitors for the marketing side of it also they put it on because when they get stored if they don’t get stored in the right environment they’ll begin to sprout or begin to they call it chitin c-h-i-t-t ing and a lot of times they want to store that potato because they live in a warmer environment in which it kind of initiates that sprouting the store-bought or the inhibitors allows people to keep a longer shelf life for potatoes in places that are warmer where people don’t really have that refrigeration as an option to store potatoes like a cooler environment like a cellar um well have you ever unchecked for eating a potato i personally have never gotten sick from medium potato although you can get sick from eating potato you can get sick from eating a potato that has been hit by the sun and like a green potato and i’ll show you guys in later videos what i mean by that or you can get sick by eating a rotten potato and that has a fungus to some level which we’ll get into talking about the history of potato and potato famine in later videos as well just to get it because remember we’re also talking about homeschooling and educating the kids so we’re not just talking about doing but we’re also talking about the history of where our food comes from go ahead i haven’t all the potatoes well the the flower the plant that grows you’ll know that because that’s the seed we’re going to show you from the process from to grow the seed all the way through the different points you want to add soil to the plants so the sun doesn’t hit the seed because some of these potatoes like to determine if they just are going to grow right on that surface and like the indeterminate they’re going to grow along that stem so if you keep covering up that stem more potatoes are going to keep growing so if you at some point when they stop growing they go into a different the later stages of growing the potato plant uh if you don’t keep covering up the root will get hit by the the sun and will basically harden them off a little early and they just won’t taste good they call them green potatoes yeah they are they look great and i’ll show you what that looks like later on ripened potatoes go ahead um can you get safe from eating a potato that’s like at this sprout in temperature there’s a lot of controversy around the spring inhibitors have people who gotten sick you know when you look at the amount of people the amount of illnesses that have started to occur in the last 50 years the only major difference is our environment with the things we eat the way we grow our food and what goes into our body also the air and other stuff that affects us so the illnesses that have arisen can we connect the illnesses to these specific chemicals they are doing many tests where they’re starting to realize that there is a connection but is there an all-out ban on them yet no there’s not so can you get sick it’s more like a long-term possibility of you getting sick like maybe you do get cancer in life maybe you don’t maybe you get cancer earlier in life maybe you get cancer because you’re smoking who knows maybe cancer because of this maybe you just die one day you know i mean like it’s about understanding that these chemicals play a part in our hormonal imbalance and our hormones affect our ability to think and that’s really where it’s going to affect us think with being grounded and being more calm or and when you’re healthier you’re thinking clearer if you’re sick you said you’re worried more you know what i mean so these chemicals play a larger part in our overall well-being and our wellness than than just do they get you sick so you play a part in other parts even if it’s

just a minor part it could affect us does that make sense okay all right so rabbit here we’re talking about store bought a lot of store-bought places they put a spray inhibitor on and uh the product actually i love is drops of balance it’s right here at the store and it’s right here on the table josh balance actually converts man-made chemicals back to sulfated minerals so if you did buy a store-bought potato what i would do is i would grab your potatoes that you bought at walmart or wherever you bought it and actually soak it with water that has been cleaned with the minerals you just grab a teaspoon or two teaspoons of that put it in water let the potatoes soak for 30 minutes to an hour pull them out let them dry out and the drops of balance should help the inhibitor go away faster the inhibitor will actually go away after about anywhere from two to four months so if you just buy a store-bought and walmart’s all you got is an option bias some drops of balance i’ll use it it’ll actually help clean the chemicals off the plants i’ll show you other videos about how drops of balance works really well with even other vegetables to clean stuff off and perk it up but if you don’t just let the potatoes sit for about two to four months and it will begin to sprout if you’re not and you want to buy a sprouted potato then you’re guaranteeing that there is no sprouted inhibitor sprayed on it and also if you buy a potato and you go online there’s over 000 varieties of potatoes worldwide so i just know if you go to the store you’re going to get a lot more options of french fries than just these three okay so just be open-minded okay so if you did buy store-bought potatoes then drops balance is a great way to fix that problem if you don’t just let it sit for two or four months and the spray inhibitor will basically evaporate away it’s the only way you kind of weigh the best way to describe it kind of just goes away with the chemical and it has a shelf life or a half life and if you don’t then go to the website online store and buy a seated potato that has not had a spray inhibitor sprayed on it and by doing that you’re going to open up yourself to a lot a huge variety because there’s over 4 000 different types of potatoes that are options some that you can just feed to your cattle some that you feed to your dog you can feature your animals you can feed to yourself sweet potatoes tarty potatoes there’s huge variety we mainly as the united states grow these potatoes for taste a little variety for taste mostly for weight and yield and longer shelf ice and storage life than for really crisp potatoes so that’s why we pick it as we as the united states go ahead um is potatoes good for dogs uh yes actually if you’ll go and to the back of the dog now you will see there’s peas potatoes carrots and that’s actually the majority of the food that they normally get it’s not just meat that they give this meat’s more expensive a lot more expensive than vegetables go ahead but aren’t those doesn’t like peas and they still like their food yeah exactly okay uh let’s say focus on here actually that’s another great video when we harvest these potatoes we’re going to turn into some dog food we’re going to show you how why potato is such a hearty stable thing for you to grow in your vegetables it is something that everything in your household can survive off of that’s why it’s actually also another main reason why i’m encouraging people to plant these potatoes so what is a potato a seed it’s a seed okay what makes the seed flower planting what else do you think water water okay not cooking it okay so when you start off with the potato and it’s a seed affects it and makes it turn into a flower is it warms up in the growing season and it turns that flower and hardens that flower off and ripens off the flower it turns back into a seed and it turns back into a seed by it getting colder again and so it’s a very beautiful process right you take the potato that’s a seed it stays a seed because it’s staying cold and then as it warms up it starts to flower and becomes beautiful flower then you just walk around the house i mean not the house but outside or even in the house and don’t look bad at all and then at the end of the season that flower walks up to its roots and produces seeds in what we harvest and eat and oh that entire process is controlled by the temperature but what controls the temperature keeps the potato seed a seed is between 8 and 12 degrees celsius and that’s roughly between

45 46 degrees fahrenheit to about 54 to 56 degrees fahrenheit and if you keep your potato roughly that cold it should stay a potato longer will it begin to sprout yes it will begin to sprout but it’s going to be a lot slower and but if it begins to heat up you’ll see that all your potatoes begin to sprout much quicker and i’ll show you in other videos how to actually if you don’t have a refrigeration system uh how to actually stop the sprouting process and to keep your potatoes from sprouting a little longer yes do you have any questions please what keeps the potato a seed keeping it like not prepping it not to have it also cold you hit it on that that’s what keeps the potato a seed is the temperature and what turns it into a flower planting it and yeah sun sun what does the sun give off heat exactly that’s because the seed turns into a root right yeah for a happier growing season your potato that’s a seed is roots it’s not a seed yet and and as it grows those roots give life to that flower but as it gets older the flower turns back and needs to turn back into a seed and so how to turn back into a seed it begins to pump up its roots because it gets colder does that make sense so after it becomes a flower what is the seed of the potato plant what is the seed before potatoes the seed of the potato is the root and exactly like you said and forces the roots to bulk up and turn back into a seed coldness the temperature exactly two factors the length of the flower and also the the temperature that’s what’s going to cut it off so that’s what controls the always these two process and because the temperature is what controls it actually to stain a seed right but if it stayed warm if it if this flower now became a scene you harvested your potato and it stayed warm what would happen did you repeat the question yes so if you harvested the seed of the potato plant if you harvested it and it was still warm what would happen to that potato would it be from the green it wouldn’t become green would expand what what keeps it room cold cold so it was warm oh it would it would not be able to turn back if it was warm it would begin to grow again and turn back into a flower so does that make sense so right here once again we go from a process of it stays a seed what keeps it the seed the cold the temperature and what turns it into a flower heat okay and what turns it back into a potato or a root or what turns that root into a potato or a seed it’s cold and also the flower ripenings because these normally harvest within about 80 days these are about 105 days so no matter what that flower is going to turn back into a seed right at the very end it needs to turn back into a seed so it can flower later does that make sense but what keeps that seed ac is the temperature but if it stayed warm then that potato plant after a few weeks or after a month or two would begin to grow again does that make sense yeah it would just continue to keep growing and these seeds even if they just stayed in the ground what will control it in october november december january february march what happens during those months in the ground planting it’s turning into a flower it’s getting colder right it’s the winter time right so those seeds because it’s cold and those seeds are right there at the surface and it drops below roughly 45 degrees they stay dormant but then when they heat back up those seeds begin to sprout and they begin to become a potato flat again does that make sense and you’re going to see this entire process we’re going to go through this whole process this growing season go ahead okay so the best way to learn anything is to do what

do it do it exactly so we’re going to be actually doing an experiment the experiment is how to control the chipping or sprouting process go ahead suction soup chipping yeah c h i t t i n g chi how to control the chitten slash sprouting process and it’s going to be our experiment and so we’re going to do four experiments we’re going to take some of these potatoes and we’re going to put them in the refrigerator and that’s going to simulate a dark cold environment so what months are our dark and cold environment december okay december february january december january february november november in some places there might be snow in march and april what’s this month april april and it’s outside it’s april 20th actually i think it’s april 20th and we have snow still we even get snow in colorado in may so just to be aware your dark cold environment that we’re going to be simulating in the refrigerator can go anywhere from october all the way to may right here we are simulating a cold environment and how much of this here one two three four five six six months is gone just because it’s cold you can’t grow a potato you’ll see a seed does that make sense okay so next we’re going to put a seed into an open carton like an egg carton go ahead so if cold makes it stay a seed then we’re creating an environment in which it’s dark and cold so how would it grow exactly right here i just i taught you a whole bunch of stuff but you should never believe anything nice to say you should i should never believe it exactly you should do it you should hear what i have to say that’s being respectful that’s how you educate yourself but how you gain wisdom is by doing it and wisdom comes with experience and trust also comes with repetitive experience as well because you’re trusting the process how do you trust anything i’m telling you right now did you see it have you seen these seeds turning to plants well you don’t normally live yeah so well thank you that okay but still at the end of the day we may be going into a new world where your skills of being able to have confidence in doing these things might be much more important and yeah that that’s how you do it guys that’s by actually doing it is how you gain that education that real wisdom in life and a teacher can tell you all day long in school this is what happened yada yada but all they’re doing is just drilling stuff into your brain and brainwashing you at the end of the day did you know who christopher columbus was yeah but did you meet him no neither did you did you i exactly so all of the information about who he was many other people got the opportunity to write their opinion of who he was before it got to me so how do i actually know who he was is that guy aligned my values um probably not probably not you know there’s a lot more information coming out about christopher columbus sound blue it’s not just as pretty as a song came out to be okay it is a lot tougher person than than we can actually the way we portrayed in history so that’s what i’m trying to say in this experiment i’m going to teach you something what we also want to do is we want to educate ourselves by doing it the second one is open container and so we’re going to put this container just right here on the counter it’s just going to go into the open air and what type of environment is that going to simulate so this is dark and cool right and so what’s this one this one is going to be exposed to the open air light dark light to have light it’s going to have dark and one of the things also happens to a seed when it’s just open to the open environment it’s fresh air the thing i’m looking for is it goes it goes through environmental changes quicker so it gets hotter and colder faster does that make sense

okay so every day when the sun comes out it gets warm right and every day when the sun goes away it gets cold right so every day it’s getting warmer and colder every hour if something’s changing whether the wind’s blowing whether the sun’s out or the clouds are out or whether the sun’s gone the temperature’s changing all day long right well are we gonna put it outside no we’re gonna just leave it right in the house because if we put it outside right now how cold is it outside um can it cold not really though and what we could do is we can instead of putting in the refrigerator what we can do is actually put this one right outside once it warms up we can show the difference so what are the differences right we might actually just put one right outside actually two as a fifth experiment and see what happens outside environment outside open air okay so in the refrigerator it’s going to stay at constant temperature right well unless somebody opens it that’s something but for most parts it’s going to stay constant temperature in the open carton it’s going to be heating up and cooling down but it’s going to be in the house in the house it normally stays pretty warm in here right okay so we’re going to go back to the title of this how to control the chitting slash sprouting process so what is the potato is the seed and it grows into the flour but the flour isn’t what we want we want the roots but it’s not the potato hasn’t grown yet when it’s a flower the potato is grown when the flower has died that’s when the potatoes are ready to harvest and it’s very interesting process when you understand how to sprout this seed faster why did it benefit you why did you get more potatoes okay so over here okay so i’ll explain a little bit more i missed some information earlier where it could take anywhere from two weeks to six weeks to sprout the seed does that make sense do you know how to speak you know like a regular seed that you’ve seen it’ll take a couple of days if the seeds you sprouted over here it took like a week or two throughout the sprout right so for a potato it could take anywhere from two weeks to six weeks to sprout that seed does that make sense so if it takes two weeks versus six weeks why is that a benefit because they’ll stop because they’ll because they’ll break the harvest faster you hit it on the diet they’ll be ready to harvest faster the sprouting process why is that going to be a benefit to people that might only have a few months to grow because they have a short growing season faster you’ll be ready faster you hit on the die and when you sprout the seat faster and you’re planting in the ground it’s going to harvest faster because no matter what after the seed sprouts it’s going to be ready to harvest anywhere from 85 days up to 105 day days and it might not sound like a big difference between 20 days but like here in colorado it’s it’s beautiful it’s hot and gorgeous and then right when it starts to get cold it drops in temperature i mean within weeks within a week or two it’s already it’s already down it goes from an average of 70 a day but down to 40 or lower and so once again when you get go it gets cold quicker but you got to think about it in in other situations if you’re able to access the seed it’s not going to be a big deal because the potatoes are right there in the ground but the problem is the ground has frozen over so it makes the process of harvesting your seed a lot harder that’s the reason why i kind of comprehended understanding when you control the sprouting process you’re going to be able to speed up the when you harvest or might even be able to harvest twice outdoors before you even harvest six times outdoors because you’re spraying your seeds indoor and then you’re planting them you know one month apart and by doing this you’re saving a month of growing season and you might be able to get maybe two harvesters of the determinants and one harvest of the indeterminate or two orbits hours the determinants because you’re you’re staggering your your planning season does that make sense you guys have any questions around that okay so first one we’re going to put in the refrigerator it’s going to be a dark cold environment next one we’re going to have an open container right in the house it’s going to be a little bit warmer so just like we talked about right when it gets anywhere between 46 degrees to 56 degrees above it’s going to start sprouting he’s going to be in the right environment for the seed to sprout and i say seed to sprout because a lot of people they get so used to calling a potato and they’re not used to think of it as a seed

and by me just saying about by helping it creates a relationship between those two words next it’s going to be open container and because there is a difference this is my hypothesis because there is a change in the day and night more frequently it’s going to sprout a little bit slower and the third one we’re going to bury it in cocoa where and what will cuckoo do give it a warm environment okay it’ll be a slightly warmer environment why because the ground with the dirt is very close she’s actually very close the the soil or the coca-cola is going to act as an insulator like when it gets hot and cold during the day that happens very quickly but when you put an insulation around your seed it doesn’t get hot and cold quicker and it stays warmer and longer so it’s going to be in a much nicer environment for your seed to sprout it’s going to be in the environment your seed needs to sprout longer so it should speed up the hypothesis it should speed up the sprouting process a little quicker so this is our third one so we’re going to bury it in coca-cola the fourth experiment is going to be we’re going to put the potatoes in a box and we’re going to insulate it with paper go ahead no dirt in that one and so what’s going to be the main differences between so these two number three number four are going to be insulated right one soil one’s paper but what are going to be the main differences between three and four before insulated but what are the other differences exactly and what’s the difference between paper and what’s the difference between the soil or the cooler yes but why what’s carrying the insulation from the coconut almost a little bit the density of it almost moisture so there’s always two main factors when you plant the seed what do you do when you plant a seed put water in the sun water and heat right what is the sun heat so what is a potato seed so our hypothesis in these two experiments is if it’s insulated and it has a little bit of moisture will it make the seed sprout sooner versus if it’s insulated and it’s in a drier environment with the cardboard box in the paper it’s still warm it’s still being insulated but where is the plant going to be gaining the moisture is water is life right if the potato is in a box with paper where is it going to be getting its moisture from to grow and sprout just being so insulated that potato was 90 water right and it’s stored in water mostly so if you put that potato in a box and and surrounded by paper the only place it has for moisture is itself to grow and because 90 water it has more than enough water to grow for a while and there’s no problem with it and because it’s in a warm environment in that box it should still grow pretty well does that make sense do you know when do roots and plants grow during the day or the night the night through the night reach up roots and plants to grow at night this is also another nice little experiment we’re going to be doing number two we’re going to have this one it’s going to be warmer right because that’s what controls the flowering process is the temperature right and yes do plants still grow the roots grow and plants grow in the daytime they do but they grow slower or do they grow faster right that’s kind of the question and so right here this seed is going to be warmer but it’s also going to be exposed to delight this seed is going to be buried it’s going to have a little bit more moisture it’s going to be insulated number four it’s going to be insulated it’s going to be warmer and it’s going to be in the dark but it’s going to be in a slightly drier environment and the last one right here is the seed’s just going to be outside we’re just going to put it outside and see what it does we’re just going to put it on the ground

uh hopefully i won’t put it on the ground but we’ll fight i will probably actually just take this seed and plant it directly into the pot right now because remember why do we want to control the sprouting process or the shitting process do you want to see which one works the most efficient why do we want to control this process so other people can close understand if they want that short season you hit it on the dot exactly all right so let’s go ahead and set up all these experiments and get them uh get ready to get them set up for the day you