|Chitting potato starts. 2.25.17|
I just opened the boxes. Most of the first ones are already sprouting but not too much. The boxes are a good size to cut into half to serve as trays for sprouting in the window sill.
Now I need to get the garden bed ready. That may take a week or two.
It's hardly worth buying potatoes by mail order. The shipping alone is much more than several full bags of potatoes. Buying these from local stores is much less expensive. The flavor of home grown is excellent, and by growing them organically I have no concerns about pesticides so I'm not concerned about eating the skin, although I wash them and eat the skins anyway. Yukons and Russets keep several months in a cool dry room. Not sure about the Red Norland.