Wednesday, March 16, 2016


We love potatoes, we plant 5 kinds and use them for different dishes. Yukon gold for mashed potatoes, Austrian crescent for delicious eating, Purple Viking for French fries, all blue for cool looking eats and Desiree for potato salad.

Last year we saved some, held in an area that stays cool but doesn't freeze. Timing needs to be right so that they hold, sprout a few eyes, and grow out when we plant in spring. We have hundreds of pounds ready for this, and we are itching to get them in the ground. But it's a little too early.

It would be good to cut these up, allow time for the cuts to heal and then plant them out. We may or may not get to that.

For backup, we also purchase seed potatoes from a professional grower. Last night the big truck delivered to the Horn Farm, a bunch of growers showed up, unloaded, sorted and reloaded the 50 pound bags of potatoes, about 20 different kinds.

In our truck went spuds for 3 farms, pickup will happen here, and ours will go in during a potato planting frenzy. We can hardly wait for those fresh and tasty treats later on this year!

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