Wednesday, January 20, 2010


if you live in texas, the time for planting potatoes is mid january - mid february. so get on it, people!

if you need a source for fantastic potatoes please check out my friend's farm.

if you want some tips on growing potatoes in straw, please check here. (this article is ad heavy, but informative)

looks like i know what i'll be doing this weekend- and i can't wait!


RiverBend Farm said...

Whoa, thanks for the info..I'm behind here. I gotta get with the program!

RiverBend Farm said...

Mandi, do you have to be a member to go by and pick up at HomeSweet Farm? I noticed their market days are closed for the winter.

Rachel said...

Those potatoes are beautiful! Do you have experience with the purple-flesh potatoes? Do they taste different? It seems like they would have a lot more nutritional value with all that color.

We are adding some fresh compost this weekend and hope to plant our potatoes ASAP. We had better-than-expected yields last year. about 6-7 pounds of seed potatoes yielded us 30 pounds of harvest!

Crunchy Christian Mom said...

Ack! I think we're on the same planting schedule (zone 9?), and I haven't started my seeds or anything! Thanks for the reminder to order potatoes!!

nicola@which name? said...

great remindner. i have a seed place bookmarked from you to check out for planting this year!

mandi said...

berte- you do not have to be a member! get those potatoes, girl!

rachel- i have had the purple ones. i didn't think they tasted any different. they make for some fun mashed potatoes though!

amanda- yes! we are a zone nine too.

Mandy said...

Thanks for posting gardening stuff again this year. The kids are wanting to plant veggies and are planning their own gardens, but I'm SO nervous because I kill everything!
I would be such a sad farmer.