Saturday, April 3, 2010

What's Old Dave been up to in the Garden

I've always been told that potatoes need to be in the ground by Good Friday. I didn't quite make it. How about Good Saturday before Easter Sunday? I was looking around for a good buy on Yukon Gold potatoes which are my favorite. Lowes had a bag of 6 little spuds for $3. Are you kidding? I had a meeting in Council Bluffs and decided afterward to take a trip to one of my favorite nurseries in C.B. to check out the spud situation. Oh be still my heart. Would you believe 45 cents a pound. For a little more than $6.00 I brought home 15 pounds of precious seed spuds. I soon realized that was way too much and probably could have gotten by with about 5 pounds. That's a lot of potatoes for a 4 foot by 8 foot patch of ground.


  1. Hi Dave,
    Mashed, scalloped, french fried, you'll have lots of potatoes to eat!
    We plant our potatoes Memorial Weekend! Our garden stays too wet usually to plant before then -maybe this year will be a little drier and well get them in earlier.

  2. Almost the end of April and haven't gotten any spuds in yet. Going to try anyway.