I keep the potatoes in the basement and I must confess, I had forgotten about a container of potatoes. I suffer from the out of sight out of mind syndrome. A few months back, I noticed that many of the potatoes had started to sprout and also, some had grown roots and little potatoes. As an experiment, I decided to stick these in the ground to see if it would grow. I can't wait to dig these out of the ground. I hope they grew into some nice size red potatoes.