We're not big potato eaters around here. I can buy a great big bag of Idaho's from Sam's Club and that can last us a few months during the winter.
I like Idaho's best cause you can mash em, fry em, pancake em, and bake em and the texture and flavor is just what I want.
I've never really eaten many sweet potatoes. To me, they just taste too sweet. So I can see them in a dessert but not as a side dish they way I can Idaho's.
Figures, I live in the part of the country that sweet potatoes grow well in and here I am turning my nose up at them.
We do love little red potatoes...what most people call "new" potatoes. They are crisp and sweet without being too sweet. Perfect, steamed in their skins. I always associate these little gems with clam bakes as a child. They're also wonderful for summer potato salads and home fries.
I really never thought of growing potatoes but I've seen lots of posts about them so I thought...why not. Lets have some fun.
There's a nursery on my way home from work that had a sign out for "Organic Seed Potatoes", so I stopped by and snagged a bag of Red Pontiac's.
5lb bag (10 potatoes) for $3.50.
So into to the raised bed they went.
I'm kind of excited. It's fun trying something you've never thought of.
I remember my Grandpa's garden in upstate New York. I hated the feel of the dirt on my hands but LOVED searching for new potatoes. It was like a treasure hunt!
If these do well, I may add them to my garden every year.