Friday, February 14, 2014

Seed Time!!!!

At least in the deep south. This time of year marks Tue beginning of gardening endeavors. We bought 50 lbs of seed potatoes and are hoping for a better harvest this year. Last year we bought the same amount but too much rain in the spring ended our season. The potatoes still came up but the harvest was pathetic. Our wonderful neighbor, Mr L allowed us to dig from the plentiful harvest that he had. We canned a ton of potatoes and just finished the last jar last week. I was wanting to use the potatoes up, so I tried using the canned potatoes for potato salad. Bet you can't imagine doing that! But I tell you, it turned out pretty good for potato salad in the winter and not at a picnic or barbecue. They were not as good as fresh, but they sure beat store bought. Scared to try canned potatoes and potato salad? Just give it a shot. You will be able to tell the difference but the satisfaction
of using your canned potatoes in something as delicious as potato salad will beat that out every time. So, here we go on a new season of gardening and our first endeavor is always potatoes. We live in an area where the soil is perfect for them. Here goes!

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  1. Good luck with the crop! We have never had luck but I would bet our soil is no good for them!

  2. Oh yeah! I always use my canned potatoes for a quick potato salad! And yes, you can tell the difference, but they are still much better than store bought canned ones-yucky! We've got the garden plowed and almost ready to put the potato eyes in the ground-we were supposed to get some rain this week and thought we'd hold off just a little longer to be safe! Good luck with yours!


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