Sunday, February 28, 2010

I Want Green Pastures instead of White Lawns!

Gardening season is almost upon us! Well, maybe it’s a bit delayed by the snowstorm we got last Thursday but nonetheless, it’s great to start planning the veggie garden. This year, I think I will step out of my comfort zone and try new varieties. Potatoes are the first thing on my mind: I love fingerlings but I’m too frugal to pay the supermarket prices. However, I have no clue of what to do to grow potatoes! Is there anybody with advice for me on how to grow (hopefully successfully!) potatoes?
Maybe my title for this post should have been Green Acres…..My life is starting to look a lot like it!


3 comments:

Jamie said...

It's good you're thinking about this now, but winter isn't over yet.

You want fingerlings? I've never seen them locally - but you can order them on the web...

http://www.seedpotatoes.ca/ecatalogue.htm#fingerling

You might want to get more than one type - 1 early, 1 late...
If you're planting lots, the thicker the skin, the better they store... (Most fingerling have pretty thin skins...)

Annie said...

Thanks Jamie. I ordered 4 types: 2 fingerlings: 1 early, 1 late and 2 regulars: 1 gold flesh and 1 white flesh with purple skin, both excellent for storage so it should take me to the winter.
Exciting new venture!!

Annie said...

And I still need to get some sweet potatoes and some Jerusalem artichokes! Maybe I'm seing too big....