I don’t mean to stress anyone out, but potato planting day is fast approaching. I’ve been quizzing the local farmers about when they are going to plant potatoes again. Potatoes are easy to grow, and I’ve had some good luck with them. (I’ve also had some failures, but why dwell?) While some folks are waiting until February, two local farmers are planting their potatoes mid to late January. I picked up some new potatoes from Johnson’s Backyard Garden on Saturday, put them in a brown paper bag in a cool dry place. (my pantry) Hopefully they will sprout a bit in the next two to three weeks and I’ll have a little time to prepare the bed into which they will go. To hedge my bets, I’ll also look for seed potatoes at the local nurseries. Natural Gardener usually has them.
Grow some spuds!
I’ve been preparing them lately by roasting them in olive oil, then smashing them, skin on, with a little butter and CKC Farms Herbed Chevre. They are delicious this way.