September 7, 2019

Picking the First Batch of Potatoes

My garden continues to produce bounties of beautiful fresh vegetables.

This week, my gardeners Ryan McCallister and Gavin Curran harvested the first batch of 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. Our “seed potatoes” came from Irish Eyes Garden Seeds, a small family-owned business in Ellensburg, Washington. Every year, we pick many healthy potatoes in a variety of shapes, colors, and tastes. I'm looking forward to sharing all of them with Alexis, Jude, Truman and our many friends this fall.

Enjoy these photos.