Friday, May 13, 2011
Because we love baby potatoes (see photo), I plant successive crops of Caribe, which allows us to harvest tender new potatoes from early summer until mid-autumn.
Now that May has arrived, I popped into my usual source last weekend, but they didn't have any! Yikes.. where was I going to find precious Caribe?? But, they called me today to say that they just got their shipment in!! So, I'll be heading down to Oceanview Garden Center in Chester (www.plantcrazy.ca) this weekend to pick up my 20 pounds. I know what you're thinking - who needs 20 pounds!? But, in my defense, I'll be sharing and I want to tuck some away for the successive crops.
On a side note, I also picked up some River John Blue potatoes at Halifax Seed - long, oblong tubers with deep purple skin (do you see a purple pattern here??!) and purple and white streaked flesh. So pretty!!
The rain has stopped (temporarily, I'm sure), so get out and plant!!