“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?!
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!
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…
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.