Hello from Australia! And a potatoe question :-)

Hello from Australia! And a potatoe question :-)

Hello everyone! So happy to have found a community where I can share one of my passions. My name is Maggie, I'm 32 and live in Melbourne, Australia, I'm a fairly new gardener but on a very steep learning curve. I've just set up my first raised experimental veggie patch. It's a temperate area, with wet cold winters and VERY hot summers. I can grow most plants barr the most tropical ones, am VERY lucky. Now, I have a bit of a question I hope someone can help me with. I went away over Christmas and I THOUGHT I'd put all the potatoes in the fridge. I missed about 6 which rolled to the very back of my cupboard. I found them this afternoon and they have started sending out some very strong looking shoots. The shoots are close to 30cm long now, and the spud itself is NOT green at all, a very healthy if somewhat withered brown. Now my question is, is it safe to plant these spuds out? Or would I end up poisoning myself? :P I've never grown spuds before, and it's not trully the season to be doing here right now, but I'm curious and wouldn't mind seeing if the experiment would succeed, since I can't eat them now anyway. But yes, landing myself in hospital would probably be a situation better off avoided. Any advice would be appreciated, and yes I can post a photo if anyone wants to see, but that'll have to wait until tomorrow as I'm currently at work :)
Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Plant Identification

Plant Identification

Mystery Corner

Mystery Corner

Window Treatments

Window Treatments

Hello!

Hello!

Yay yay yay! Butterflies!

Yay yay yay! Butterflies!