I was thrilled to visit a local farm and garden center and find a good variety of potato seeds for much less than I was paying for online sources. I sorted through the seeds and weighed out five pounds of Kennebec and five pounds of Red Norland potatoes. I have grown both varieties the past couple of years and feel they have served us well.
|New potato seeds spread out to chit|
I should have taken inventory of the stored potatoes in the basement before shopping. The potatoes stored really well all winter, much better than last year. The last time I dug through the box for potatoes, I found them sprouting a little and getting a bit soft. I didn't check on them again until this week.
Most of the smaller Kennebec potatoes from last season filtered down to the bottom of the storage box and have sprouted. I planted them in the dry soil yesterday. We are supposed to have some good soaking rain over the next few days and I wanted to double dig the bed while the soil was easier to work. There are about 7 pounds of small potatoes in this box top. Luckily, I have the room to plant the extras.