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Condraz23
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Potato Question

Post by Condraz23 » Sat Dec 02, 2006 2:52 am

Is it possible to make holes in a potato and grow seeds inside it? I've heard that the potato has a great deal of starch inside.

Could I drill a hole in a potato and stick a bean seed inside? Would there be any benefit for the bean seed? Would the roots of the young bean plant absorb the nutrients inside the potato?

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Post by MrMistery » Sat Dec 02, 2006 12:02 pm

no. roots do not secrete amylase, so there would be no way to decompose the starch into glucose. and roots don't absorb glucose.. Plus, placing the bean in the potato would surely kill the bean cause there would be no water and nutrients around for the taking..
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