We had one day off and now my car is buried back in snow in just a matter of hours…Welcoming me to my first winter in Indiana. And I can’t believe I complained all last year about the inch or two of snow in Tennessee…lol.
Well…after growing my first potatoes last year in buckets, I have been smitten by the taste of real potatoes. They were so creamy, so good…we ate all of them even the baby ones because we were in a rush because of our sudden move-(long story…refer to months April 2010 to July 2010). So when I came across the Potato Garden catalog, (http://www.potatogarden.com/pcatalog.html ), I was thrilled and so I sent for the catalog. There are drawings of cold storage/root storage for your potatoes. The two other items besides potatoes are garlic and onions and I grew garlic last year for the first time too thanks to the generiosity of Joyceann though again everything was rushed because of our move…You lay out a garden and you’re enjoying it and then you find out that you have to suddenly move in mid July or stay until November when it would’ve been a horrible time to try and move up here to Fort Wayne so we made the right choice and came. Ha, November here it was snowing. So this year I can relax and enjoy my garden for the full season though it will be a short season here. And I plan on growing myself some potatoes.
My mother grew potatoes when I was a kid though. Just plain old white potatoes. Nowadays they have an incredible variety of potatoes and I was grateful in my little catalog to see that they had a good variety short season though not as much as long, of course. But, it will be nice to see what I can produce before it starts getting cold here. We arrived here in July and by the end of August it was cold-(jacket cold)-so I’ll have to pick the starts wisely.
But check out the Potato Garden. I’ll pass along any more websites I find…