I have two or three potato plants growing in my compost pile. I'm pretty sure they are some red potatoes I tossed after they got too old. I bought them from a local organic produce store.
The plants look pretty healthy (to my untrained eye). What should I do with them, considering I want to grow some potatoes this year.
I'd generally prefer to grow potatoes from known good potato stock intended for such a purpose, but considering they're grown from organic potatoes, is there much risk?
Protect them in the compost pile so I can harvest them there later.
This could be a bit of a hassle, considering I continue to add to the compost pile. I also wonder if growing in the compost pile directly might not be best for the potatoes--would they be happier in regular soil?
Transplant them to my main garden area for a real potato harvest later.
I'm not sure how realistic this is... I suspect this would basically amount to harvesting the (likely small/immature?) potatoes, and planting them anew in my garden. At this point, I may as well buy some actual seed potatoes, right?