Mar
31
2014

Seed Potatoes

Today was an absolutely beautiful, warm & sunny spring day. You know, the kind of day that makes you want to kick off your winter boots and run through the grass barefoot. The kind of day that makes you believe that spring really is coming.

Even though I wanted to spend the afternoon puttering around the yard, I couldn't put off running errands any longer, so I made the trek to town. Ok, it's only 5 or 6 miles ... not really a trek, but it feels like it sometimes! But, then again, driving with all the windows down and "Tears for Fears" blasting on the radio, I felt like I was 17 again and the world was my oyster. Everything is nice and green and the trees are just starting to bloom. Spring is definitely in the air ...

I seriously thought about just driving and driving, but I'm past the point in my life where I can do things like that, so I headed to the grocery store, the post office, and then to Southern States to see what garden things I could find.

Seed Potatoes

I've always bought my seed potatoes from a mail order company. It just seemed easier. But, after buying some seed potatoes from my local Southern States today, I realize that, even though it might seem easier to order them online, it's definitely not cheaper! I bought 10 lbs of seed potatoes today (5 lbs of Kennebec and 5 lbs of Red Pontiac) for $6.50.

SIX DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS!!  OMG! That's just $0.65/lb and almost FIVE TIMES CHEAPER (when you include shipping and handling) than any seed potatoes I've ever bought online. And, I love that someone just labeled the bags with a sharpie ... I'm pretty sure they are destined to be the best potatoes I've ever grown! :-)

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Myrtle
March 31, 2014

For us ignoramuses, where are the photos of an actual seed potato??? Just how sci-fi do they look?????

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Caryl
March 31, 2014

HAHAHAHAHA MYRTLE!! they are just little potatoes :-)

I haven't yet opened the bags... will do so and post some pics!

Myrtle
April 1, 2014

Thanks! You could also explain, for us ignoramuses, how seed potatoes work. For example, does one seed potato make more than one potato? Or do they just get bigger, so that your end result is a big potato whose main cost was time in your soil????

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Caryl
April 1, 2014

great idea. I promise to write a post about this soon!! :-)


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