September 25, 2015

A Bounty of Potatoes from My Garden

My garden continues to produce wonderful and plentiful harvests.

Yesterday, my gardeners, Ryan and Wilmer, dug up the potatoes. Potatoes are from the perennial nightshade Solanum tuberosum. As the world's fourth-largest food crop, following maize, wheat, and rice, potatoes are grown from “seed potatoes”, which are certified disease-free and specially grown in nurseries for planting purposes. Many of this season’s “seed potatoes” came from Irish Eyes Garden Seeds, a small family-owned business in Ellensburg, Washington.

It was so nice to hear how productive the potato vines were this season - lots and lots of healthy potatoes in a variety of different shapes, colors and tastes. I am looking very forward to sharing them with Alexis, Jude, Truman and our many friends, this fall.

Here are some photos - enjoy.