Category Archives: Potatoes

Fingerling Harvest

The rule of thumb for harvesting potatoes is dig them up a week or so after the plant dies off.  This either means that you’re digging up nothing because some sort of disease or bug ate everything, or it means … Continue reading

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Planning Ahead

A big part of this garden project is to get us out of the grocery stores and gain some more choice in our food selection.  Since us humans require year-round food, one needs to plan ahead to survive the winter … Continue reading

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Mounds of Potatoes

Spent a half hour adding some compost to my german butterball potatoes now that they are 6 inches tall.  Ended leaving only the top few inches of the plants above the surface. This is actually the second mounding since they … Continue reading

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Potato Love

Isn’t it cute?  i planted the seed potatoes today in 2 of the front yard beds, and i came across this heart shaped one: one of the fingerlings, so it’s only about 2″ big. I dug to the bottom of … Continue reading

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Happy Spring!

I was listening to NPR at some point today, and The Writer’s Almanac came on with Garison Keillor who had this great quote from Margaret Atwood, who wrote: “Gardening is not a rational act. What matters is the immersion of the hands … Continue reading

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