Now THAT'S a seed potato!
In between watching the weather radar like a hawk and trying to convince family and friends on the West Coast that I wasn't gonna die....and hoping it was true.... I got another couple rows of seed potatoes in the ground. Well, on the ground and deeply mulched with fresh straw. Next to my Yukon Golds are now a row of Russet then a row of Kennebec's. I got these varieties at a discount superstore for $1.50 for 2 pounds. They had a good amount of eye and sprouts but they were kinda squishy and I know they weren't local. Hopefully I didn't give myself the blight from bringing in taters from who knows where.
I made a new bed - near the strawberries in an open space and went back to the truck to get the Red Pontiacs I got from a local feed store. I had one of the gals bag me up 10 pounds and didn't even look at them. But from the weight of the bag I think she gave me a few more than what was required - and the price was about $1/pound.
This is what I found when I opened the bag......
Did you hear the tater angels sing? I did!
And yes, they are local. My eyes just about bugged out of my head. Now THAT, my friends is what seed taters are supposed to look like. Not only did I buy local products, I got them from an independent store, and I got a good laugh from some good ol' gals. We talked about making sure you included enough eyes so they taters could "see to grow the right way." You just know that's my kind of joke.
Pretty much about 8 taters filled my planting space and, if we stay dry today, I'll do another extra long row out by my original taters (from ours last year).
Oh... and for the haters who were tellin' me my taters were put in too early a while back and they'd never make it? Those spuds are already sprouting up thru the straw. Neener. Neener.
Happy Thursday everyone! Keep watching the radar - we aren't in the clear just yet but here's hoping for a decent night's sleep.