That starchy tuber – the Potato. I love digging up potatoes. It’s like a treasure hunt. This weekend we extended our potato bed and planted a new set of seed potatoes. We are fortunate to have a mild winter, so while the plants may freeze, if we put enough straw over the bed, they will still remain green right under the straw’s surface. When the soil warms back up they’ll take off and will give us a large harvest. We harvest our potatoes as needed. We find it too difficult to get them all out (our strawberry patch still has potatoes growing in among the runners) so we just leave them in the bed – their permanent home. Small tubers that we dig up go right back into the soil.

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