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Found these while planting...any ideas?

 
Jeff Wince
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Location: Central Ohio
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I found these while I was planting some mangels tonight. They have a very thin skin. the smallest is about pea sized. They're pure white when you cut them in half. They don't have a lot of smell that gets past the dirt smell. I am in east central Ohio.

Thanks,
Jeff
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S Bengi
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Location: Massachusetts, Zone:6/7, AHS:4, Rainfall:48in even distribution
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I am in zone 6/7 and every tuber has already sported by now here but it seems that those have not yet.
I have found potatoes from the year before and I actually have quite a few that have "re-seed" themselves.
SO they could be japanese/chinese yams, potatoes, ground nut.
Maybe others will have other suggestions
 
Ken Grunke
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My first thought was baby puffball mushrooms but you didn't say what their consistency was, hard or soft or...? Is it a root like a potato? I would rule out groundnut, which are connected by thin rhizomes in a chain-like fashion.
 
Jeff Wince
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They are very firm, less porous and less water content than a potato. They were underground and came up when I tilled for the mangels. They are very bright white when cleaned off. They don't have any type of noxious smell, and there wasn't anything else attached to them.
 
Daniel. Smith.
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Did any morning glories (ipomoea) grow in that spot?
 
Jeff Wince
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Yes. There are morning glories growing in the field.
 
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