Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sosnicki's potatoes 2009.......






Yes, I should have completed this blog in May - took all the pics, never blogged. Better late than never. We have planted more potatoes this year than any year prior. With new markets, more winter demand, it is important for us to be able to offer more of our own! We used untreated seed in 3 varieties - a red, yellow (golden) and whites. Our goal is to certainly save our own potato seed, but we always end up selling or 'perogie-ing' every last one!! The glorious 'green' picture is of our early whites which was taken today! They will be available at all markets come mid July!! We actually still have some late yellows to put in the ground yet! They will be late storage. My stepdaughter was over when we were planting some of the potatoes this year, so she got to run the 'stick' and make sure the potatoes were flowing into the planter properly. The planter has spinning arms with spikes on them that are sharp as hell, so my stepdaughter just laughs at me when I instruct her to be 'careful', and not to 'put her arm in there' (really?) LOLOL!! Pics: 2 planting on May 3rd. 2 hilling on May 27th and todays green growth!