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Ancient Potatoes – Ozettes in the Garden

Potatoes occupy a lot of space in the garden, and this is one of the reasons that, until recently, I only planted them every 3 or so seasons.  Lately – and by ‘lately,’ I mean the last three years or … Continue reading

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Potato Manatee

This little fellow emerged from the garden this morning.  It’s a potato of some kind – I keep terrible garden records – and I harvested a fair amount of its brethren, to be offered up to the gods of potato … Continue reading

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A Few Flowers

It’s finally hot, and the potatoes have begun to flower.  They’ll eventually produce small fruits full of seeds.  Though the resulting seeds could probably be planted (though I’ve never tried), potatoes are typically planted from “seed potatoes,” which aren’t seeds … Continue reading

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Unplanned Companion Planting

Nearly any little piece of potato left in the ground after harvest will grow the following spring.  Such is the case with this volunteer I noticed today in the garlic patch.  I’m inclined to cheer for volunteers – sunflowers especially, … Continue reading

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Potatoes Believe in Climate Change

I just checked the 10 day forecast – rain, thunderstorms, partly cloudy skies, then more rain.  About the only spring/summer annual vegetables that are really enjoying this weather are the potatoes, which around these parts are planted in early early … Continue reading

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