Why grow potatoes?
- They are easy to grow, other than the first several weeks of growing, they don't need a thing other than watering until harvest time.
- Fresh, good quality, affordable, organically grown potatoes at the grocery store can be hard to find.
- Selection at the grocery store is often limited to the standard varieties, like russet, red, and Yukon gold.
- Freshly dug potatoes have GREAT flavor!
|French Fingerling Potatoes, cut up for planting, we made sure each section had 2 or 3 growing eyes and left the cut pieces out to dry for a few days before planting.|
|We dug a deep hole in one of our community garden beds and covered the potato pieces with a few inches of soil, as they start to grow we will fill in with more soil, just keeping a few inches of green above ground.|
|These are the potatoes harvested from our community garden plot last fall.|