Anyone ever have this happen to them? I planted red pontiac potatoes this year for the first time. Normally I grow Yukon golds but couldn't find any seed potato for them locally so I went with the red ones. So we planted them in containers like we normally do and they sprouted and grew just fine. This week some of the vines started to die back so we decided to harvest one of the containers of potatoes. The vines were loaded with potatoes still growing on the roots, which was great, but almost every single one of them was starting to sprout as well! It was so bizarre and neither of us have ever seen anything like it. Anyone know what would cause this to happen? Is this something that occurs with red potatoes? Or is it a soil condition? Or a temperature thing? I'm at a complete loss to why they would sprout while still attached to the roots. I also have carrots that have gone to seed ... but I just planted them this spring and they aren't even ready for harvest. I quite often leave a few carrots to overwinter and then seed off the next year but I've never had them seed in their first year either. I'm just wondering if this is all because we've had such wacky weather this year.