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Potatoes from veg box feel spongy and are green underneath the skin - are they edible??

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Dinosaur Tue 27-Mar-07 20:46:53

I have a notion that green potatoes aren't very good for you! Does anyone know if the darn things are edible, or should they just go straight in the compost bin?

(From organic vegetable box to compost bin in just 10 minutes, and several quid down the drain - gah!)

Dinosaur Wed 28-Mar-07 21:12:34

DH came home and tripped coming up the stairs, which is always a bit of a giveaway isn't it?

pointydog Wed 28-Mar-07 20:10:55

symptoms - excess potato worrying and vomiting the purest green

Dinosaur Tue 27-Mar-07 22:57:57

All evening.

Same length of time DH has been in the pub, actually...

heya123 Tue 27-Mar-07 22:46:49

just out of interest, how long have the potatoes been there!!??

MrsSpoon Tue 27-Mar-07 22:46:30

OK pointydog, what are the symptoms?

>MrsSpoon wrings hands anxiously and is grateful that mostly she and her family eat pasta or rice, although perhaps this is the reason that her potatoes go green and sprout<

Dinosaur Tue 27-Mar-07 22:45:58

I will twist his knackers off if he is, pointydog.

pointydog Tue 27-Mar-07 22:45:19

your dh is probably vomiting the purest green right now

heya123 Tue 27-Mar-07 22:45:17

lol! i know ds in bed and am relaxing with a hot chocolate and a snack and am planning to have an evening to myself until 12 when i will go 2 bed!
ahhhhhh BLISS!

Dinosaur Tue 27-Mar-07 22:44:36

Damn right, it is.

MrsSpoon Tue 27-Mar-07 22:44:33

Oh, if we have guests coming who are partaking of potatoes I always make sure I am giving them nice fresh potatoes with no green bits or sprouting bits.

pointydog Tue 27-Mar-07 22:44:30

but the green will get you

pointydog Tue 27-Mar-07 22:44:17

It's a slow process, spoon

Dinosaur Tue 27-Mar-07 22:44:13

Well, DH will not be taking the scenic route to the pearly gates at this rate...

MrsSpoon Tue 27-Mar-07 22:43:20

I just cut off the green bits and sprouting bits and have never died yet.

Dinosaur Tue 27-Mar-07 22:43:16


Still waiting for DH to come back from the pub here ....

pointydog Tue 27-Mar-07 22:42:27

you're very lively for quarter to eleven, hey

heya123 Tue 27-Mar-07 22:40:24

hey! sorry 2 poke ma nose in on a conversation that is moving on slightly, but,
AGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! dont eat green potatoes! im not an expert but it doesnt sound 2 healthy 2 me!!

Dinosaur Tue 27-Mar-07 22:39:47

PMSL at [groin]

It may catch on, you know.

pointydog Tue 27-Mar-07 22:39:02

hillary, what you got against the cheeky sprouters?

MamaG Tue 27-Mar-07 22:38:57

[small rofl at groin]

MamaG Tue 27-Mar-07 22:38:44

yes, of course [groin]

Dinosaur Tue 27-Mar-07 22:38:15

With Philip Glenister, you mean?

MamaG Tue 27-Mar-07 22:37:42

you wouldn't have this problem if you just bought smash

MamaG Tue 27-Mar-07 22:37:05

[narky cow pokes nose in]

Dinosaur Tue 27-Mar-07 22:36:58


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