About a month ago, I planted some potatoes. I was about a week later putting them in--you should put them in close to Valentine's day. As the date snuck up on me, I had to buy what seed plants I could get locally, so I ended up with these red potatoes from the Natural Gardener. I really want to grow fingerlings, but I will have to wait until next year. At least, I'll have experience by then.
I cut up the potatoes, trying to get one or more eyes into each chunk. I let them cure a couple of days. (This step is optional.)
I then dug some trenches and planted the taters in the them.
Now, about a month later, I have plants. A friend warned me to watch for the potato beetle. He suggested that I cover the plants with row cover, which I need to dig out of the shed. So far, I'm just happy with how pretty the plant is.
Spring onions will make us a nice accompaniment to to the potatoes. I planted these onions the same day.
But lately I've been taking a close look at what I used to consider ugly weeds.