Considering they are not on my diet most days and the space they take up, I'm not growing them. Last year had blue and other volunteers. They took up a lot of space and were only good for maybe 3 meals. If I see volunteers this year, out they go.
Make a pro/con list. Mine would be: do you use them, can you save money, can you spare the space, is the taste difference important to you. My answers are no, no, no and yes, but the 1st answer negates the last. Make your list specific to you. Someone in Florida saying they would not have a garden without bananas will not be relevant to someone in Maine, especially if they are allergic to bananas.
Abigail, all 9 kids grown and 23 little gardeners.
Potatoes are pretty much a staple in this area. I'm growing some of the same varieties that I grew last year and a fingerling mix if I can find them. As a kid, most meals consisted of green beans, potatoes and some kind of meat.
Post by lilolpeapicker on Apr 22, 2021 15:59:04 GMT -5
I have had a heck of a time getting kennebec potatoes last year and again this year too. I don't need much but they are what I like. Had to go online to find them and many were sold out. Finally Gurney's had some. Don't usually shop them. I m not sure how long it will take to get them either. I did get an acknowledgement they got the order.
Have a great gardening day! hoe, hoe, hoe Pea Upstate NY, zone 5
Spring taters are challenging where I’m at because we often go from mid 20s in February to mid 80s in March. I had a decent crop last year spring, and saved for fall, and then had a bumper crop in fall. Saved a lot of the fall crop and planted that in early March of this year. Mostly small blue potatoes, a few red norlands, a few yukon golds, and a few of some white russet type. Currently have a 8x4x4 raised bed of taters, a couple of 4x4x2 potato boxes with hinged doors, and some volunteers popping up in random spots in the ground (I think squirrels sometimes move small taters around thinking they are acorns?) We had a crazy late freeze first week of April and that stunted them all pretty bad even though I covered them. The handful of taters I have in 7 gallon fabric pots were evacuated to the greenhouse before the freeze and they look much larger and healthier than the rest. My biggest challenge is trying to store/preserve the harvest. My house is about 85 degrees and the water table is too high to dig a root cellar, so not sure what I’m going to do with them. Hoping to harvest slowly, a few per day, and leave most of the crop in the ground until I need it, but floods are always an issue.