Home grown potatoes promised and delivered

I’ll Try the German Butterballs again next year, and give them better care.

German Butterball potato weighing in at
9 and a 1/2 pounds.

Seeds of change seedsofchange.com
says, ” A 2 lb. order will plant approximately 20 row feet and yield about 15–20 lbs. of potatoes.”

Red Sangre Potatoes, Solanum tuberosum, is a tender annual, red-skinned with pure white flesh. Stores well. Maturity: Early-mid season 90-100 days.

German Butterball, Solanum tuberosum, family Solanaceae. First place winner in Rodale’s Organic Gardening “Taste Off.” A good choice for roasting, frying and mashed potatoes. Russeted skin and buttery yellow flesh. One of our favorite all-purpose potato. Excellent for long-term storage.

German Butterball were the big producers of the two, but both varieties under produced. The catalog said yields 15-20 pounds.

My yield was about five pounds of Red Sangre Potatoes, Solanum tuberosum

My yield was about 9 and ½ pounds of German Butterball, Solanum tuberosum, family Solanaceae

Potage Parmentier (Potato & Leek Soup) – Julia Child

as a tribute to Julia Child, I will make a pottage – a potato – leek soup and make it my own by floating tiny crusty/roasted potatoes and onion pearls.
– Try fresh dill for garnish.

– The potato is the second most consumed food in the U.S., trailing only milk products.

– The average American eats 120 pounds of potatoes a year. That is almost 365 per person; or a spud a day.

1846 – In 1846, there was a potato famine in Ireland and millions of Irish Catholics migrated to America. The Irish population rose drastically in New York and Boston, and there was an anti-immigrant, anti-Catholic and anti-Irish backlash.

Teds grandfather saw those signs NINA- No Irish Need Apply – when he came to this country.

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