September 9, 2023

Picking the Year's First Potatoes

My new garden continues to produce bounties of beautiful fresh vegetables. Our latest harvest - potatoes!

Yesterday, before a thunderous rainstorm, my head gardener, Ryan McCallister, harvested the season's 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. This season’s “seed potatoes” came from High Mowing Organic Seeds, an independently-owned, farm-based seed company in Wolcott, Vermont.

Enjoy these photos.