Yesterday was back to beautiful spring weather - and more to come for the rest of the week.
I decided to look at the state of the seed potatoes that I had saved from last summer's crop and kept in paper bags in the bottom drawer of my home fridge, and this is what I saw:
The Red Pontiac's busting out.
And the Irish Cobblers shy, but determined.
Well. about 2/3 of the potatoes got underground yesterday!
This soil was under cardboard and mulch all last year. Most of the organic matter has composted at least half way - and I dig all the smaller bits under and shake the soil loose with the fork. There were very little weeds - the mulching really does wonders for a grower!!! I'll be sure to mulch even better this year.
Anyway. I hope the red potatoes will make it - the sprouts were so long already... I've never planted them in this state.
I will get some new seed again this year from Weston's Feed and Seed and plant again in a few weeks - that should give us a few crops of potatoes in June or so.
The seeds from Johnny's Seed and Territorial came in yesterday also:)
The spring fever is here!