Archive for February, 2009
Thanks to all of you who have contacted us, sending your prayers, thoughts and well-wishes as we experience this family situation. We have had a bit of a set-back, mainly in rebuilding the beds, but if we are persistent, we should make a come back.
On an exciting note: I was picking chard yesterday and peeked under the covers of the newly planted onions, garlic and potatoes. They are all sprouting!! Whohoo!! It’s always such a thrill for us to see the new plants peek through the soil.
Eric is busy building a temporary potato bed. In our area, it’s always a rule to have your potatoes planted before St. Patricks Day, so we have to hurry. The Front Yard Nursery has a good variety of seed potatoes, so we’ll be picking some up soon.
Potatoes are super easy to grow and don’t take much care. This year, it will be an added joy to dig them up since they are being planted in Mel’s Mix.
And you are probably thinking, “Potatoes are so cheap, I’ll just buy them.” Well, you are right, but you haven’t had a potato until you dig up your own and roast them. It sounds crazy, but we get the most compliments from our potatoes. Our subscribers always tell us how they have never tasted potatoes as good as ours. So grow your own and see what you think.