Monday, February 22, 2016

Potato Starts. 2.21.16

Sprouted, Mixed Potatoes.  2.21.16
I found this bag of potatoes in the garage yesterday.  It's a few weeks early to plant potatoes, but these may be past their survivable stage anyway.  I can either throw them away, or plant them.  If they grow, that's good.  If they don't, nothing lost.

I planted fairly deep, with the long stems underground and on their sides underground, just the tip showing.

Last year this garden bed contained sweet corn.  This bed is situated South of the house.  May be a bit warmer compared to other locations.

I think these are Red Pontiac and White Gourmet varieties. 

I've read that mid to late March, to early April, are the recommended times to plant potatoes in SouthWest Washington.


  1. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Right? I think I mentioned I'm going to try a purple variety this year. Healthier, they say.

    1. Randy, they had starts for purple potatoes at the store. I know a lot of people like them, but I can't get used to the idea. Purple outside, yes. Purple inside, will take me some getting used to.

      So far, less than one week later, no new growth on the parts sticking out of the ground. We are expecting weather into 50s and 60s this week which might help.