Sunday, August 14, 2011

Patriotic Potatoes

We planted organic seed potatoes this year from Wood Prairie Farms.  The varieties were All-Blue, Cranberry Red, and King Harry.  They taste great, although yields were not as high as in past years.  I think the weather may have had something to do with it, but we also tried a new planting method and wonder if that had anything to do with it.  We laid the seed potatoes on the ground and covered them with straw.  I love the concept because there isn't as much digging to harvest, but I think we should have layered the straw a lot deeper.  I am also wondering if they needed more fertilizer, as potatoes can be pretty heavy feeders.  We added a scoop of compost when planting, but I think they needed more.  Overall, we were happy with the quality and would order from them again.  An added bonus:  they are so pretty! 

1 comment:

  1. Pretty! I wonder how the blue ones would taste and look mashed.