In the Potato Patch

JimWWhite

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Nice. Now, I share almost everything in my garden from my lettuce, squash, tomatoes, beans and sweet potatoes, but not my potatoes. Is that some sort of personality fault or do I have a wee bit too much of the auld sod in me blood?
 

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Makes perfect sense to me, @JimWWhite. The other veggies are perishable. Spuds fit into the non-perishable crowd for lasting such a long time that not sharing them doesn't mean eating nothing but potatoes meal after meal after meal unless it is what you want.
 

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Be advised, @thistlebloom , Peter Wilcox: "...Round sapphire beads with stunning gold flesh proclaim large amounts of tubers with a sinfully flashy appearance...
Haha, only a TRUE potato lover could describe them like this!!! Gave me a good chuckle. Of course...maybe that's a good marketing ploy, sexy descriptions of plants...i did buy my "Naughty Marietta" marigolds just for the name. ;)
 

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I like Fedco.

There seem to be some honest people there. Enthusiasm is tempered but they will even praise other seed companies!

Steve
 

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Last year was my first attempt at potatoes. They did so well I had enough left this year to use for seeding. Of course being the ocd gardener that I am I doubled the sq footage this year :)
 

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has anyone tried growing Shepody before? i gave my Potato Patch catalog to a farmer market friend because she was looking for this variety for a friend. but i wanted to get an idea how well these would grow of if anyone has tried them before. they sound like they could be difficult to get here in the US.
 

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Looks like more interest by the Canadians, @Chickie'sMomaInNH .

I have not tried them. I have expressed my aggravation with the garden center spud selection before. This was the first year I have ordered seed potatoes from a catalog outfit. Shipping is a big cost.

You may have to pay for shipping from Colorado for those ...

Steve
 

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