The Milkweed Diaries

Monday, January 26, 2009

Seed Potatoes

Purple Peruvian, a very old fingerling potato variety available from Ronningers.

I just placed our seed potato order from Ronninger's Potato Farm.

Ronninger's offers an amazing variety of reasonably-priced seed potatoes, including certified organic and also what they call "naturally grown" which they describe as follows: "These are grown the same way as our certified organic potatoes, however, to save on time and costs, they were not inspected for their organic status."

Our 40 pounds of seed potatoes will be shipped on March 1, and we'll plant them in mid-March. 

Here are the varieties we're growing this year:

  • La Ratte  
  • All Blue
  • All Red  
  • Carola  
  • Early Rose  
  • Garnet Chili
  • German Butterball
  • Huckleberry
  • Maris Piper
  • Yukon Gold
  • Purple Peruvian
  • Rose Finn Apple
  • Ozette
So the first of the 2009 seeds have been ordered--to paraphrase Maurice Sendak, "let the garden rumpus begin!"

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