Seed Potatoes

Purple Majesty Seed Potatoes

Purple Majesty Seed Potatoes

“Fancy a Free Wax?” hahaha.  An ad in our local paper. A good background for these flashy purple potatoes? Maybe because we just got back from the pool? Or maybe because…what better way to get ready for swimsuit season than by eating (and growing!) LOTS of vegetables?!

Seed Potato Instructions

Seed Potato Instructions

We’ve never grown potatoes before. I’ve seen them grown in a tall pile; basically you just keep adding dirt on top of them as they grow, I think I will try a version of that. They are drying out at room temperature on newspaper…T-minus two days till planting!

Kennebec Potato

Kennebec Potato

I chose the purple ones just because they look awesome, and chose the “Kennebec” variety because I met Smoochie on the Kennebec River in northern Maine, where we were whitewater raft guides for a summer. Very fun, but potatoes are nearly as thrilling…

WoooO!

WoooO!

The above picture is the perfect illustration of how I open packages. Smoochie always wonders why I demolish bags, boxes, tear through the “resealable” parts of packaging, etc., etc. Well, in this case..I was just so excited! Potatoes! GAHAHhaha ha

The potatoes (along with “Centennial” sweet potatoes, which have yet to arrive) were ordered from Gurney’s.

7 thoughts on “Seed Potatoes

  1. narf77

    I grew purple spuds…well “grew” is probably a bit of a stretch of the vernacular…I planted out a kilo of seed potatoes and got 4 dime sized (see how I adjusted for your monetary system there? ;) ) baby potatoes as a result. Note I didn’t grow them again this year ;). I just buried potatoes from a sack of regular spuds that had gone over to the sprouty side. I have harvested a lot of lovely potatoes so far but have to wait till the pumpkin vines die back till I can harvest (or at least see if there are more to harvest) the rest. Don’t you love dirt and veggies? :)

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  2. Maria | Sweet Domesticity

    Oh my goodness, those purple potatoes are gorgeous! I am anxious to see them growing in your garden!

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  3. puppiesinparadise

    Good luck on growing potatoes! They are easier than you thinks to grow. I have seen the purple majesty potatoes before at a potato festival here. I have never tasted them though. I am curious if they taste just like a regular potatoe or if they have a mild or strong flavor that is unique to them. I guess I will have to wait until fall havest for you to tell me what you think.
    Honey

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