I got really curious how taste home and organic grown potatoes. I can not buy organic, healthy grown potatoes in the shop, so the only way to learn it, is to grow by myself.
I hope potatoes available in the shop are not treated too much, but this is only a hope. There is no real control over that process.
Grow potatoes yourself - completely new idea to me, appeared recently as a result of seeking real tastes od childhood. This is just fun - growing potatoes for one or two meals.
Anyone can do it - you can grow potatoes even on the balcony, in the bags with soil.
I have small garden, but definately will find space for 4 potatoes plants.
I picked 4 not too big, nicest looking potatoes and now will keep them in egg tray to let it sprout. Potatoes are more productive if they are sprouted before planting and the growing season is shortened.
Each potato has at least 1 eye on the top. Taking closer look proofs it. One side is more packed with 'eyes' than another - this is the top of potato.
I think they should be placed now in half-dark place. Some people advice cutting them by half, but second half says 'cutting doesn't make sense'. It sounds more convincing to me to pick small potatoes rather than cutting them.
Recommended further reading Gardening When It Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times (Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series)