Tom Wagner on Growing and Saving True Potato Seeds (TPS)

November 4, 2009 · Filed Under Oxford Get-Together, Seed Saving, Seeds, Tom Wagner Videos 

These three videos are related and refer to one another. Probably anybody watching any one of them could best watch all three at least once through.

General Discussion TPS and Potato Berries

In this video Tom presents a lot of general and interesting information on potato plant genetics, as well as seed saving and cleaning techniques.

In this video Tom mentions using Tri-Sodium Phosphate to clean his seeds. I’m not sure if it’s available outside of the US, but if it is you can probably find it in a hardware or DIY type store. It’s a very strong household cleaner, not very friendly to the environment, and a component of laundry soap in many places.

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Growing from TPS

In this video Tom discusses how to grow TPS as well as offering a wide range of tips and tricks for growing and harvesting potatoes in general.

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Seed Saving Demonstration

This video, filmed in the men’s room at the East Oxford Community Centre the day of our workshop there, is a demonstration of how to save seeds from potato berries. I’m sorry the camera wasn’t working well and I had to chase Tom around a bit…

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5 Responses to “Tom Wagner on Growing and Saving True Potato Seeds (TPS)”

  1. lieven on June 24th, 2010 22:11

    I’ve seen other breeders talk with that enthusiasm & knowledge & willingness to share both, but then these were amateur fuchsia breeders (believe me, there are thousands of them in this world), and although fuchsia fruits (especially in F. Boliviana) are quite sweet, I prefer potatoes & this very avid potato breeder (just how many private potato breeders are there on this planet?)

  2. The Extreme Gardener: experiments in permaculture and other gardening adventures in Northeastern Vermont on September 7th, 2010 20:03

    […] talk about my Shetland potato project and growing new potato varieties from true potato seed using Tom Wagner’s great techniques; and about “naturalizing” food plants in the garden (ie, getting plants you want to sow […]

  3. The Extreme Gardener: experiments in permaculture and other gardening adventures in Northeastern Vermont on December 20th, 2010 22:40

    […] went about it the first time. However, last winter I was inspired to try it again by the videos of Tom Wagner’s TPS workshop at Bifurcated […]

  4. Gathering notes on growing TPS | Speedkin on February 11th, 2011 23:18

    […] Video series in which Tom Wagner discusses growing from TPS. […]

  5. Genetic Diversity and the Potato « Northern Harvest Farm on January 5th, 2012 4:31

    […] Tom Wagner on growing and saving true potato seeds (TPS): ¬†http://bifurcatedcarrots.eu/2009/11/tom-wagner-on-growing-and-saving-true-potato-seeds-tps/ […]

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