All of the potatoes are out of the field and tucked away safely into big burlap bags, making way for our soil enriching cover crop planting. After mowing and turning in the plant residue, I walked the old potato field, and some other early season fields, with a seed spinner, turning the crank and watching the seeds of winter peas and triticale fly out. We hope this planting germinates and sprouts quickly, as there are a lot of other plants dying for the chance to get in one more round before winter (weeds… gotta love ‘em.) When I got home after all that, I had pea seed in my pockets and the wrinkles of my pants. I have to say, I feel pretty good about getting the field straightened up for winter (I will feel the best when I see the cotyledons of our newly seeded crop peeking through the soil.)
All that said, try our waxy, wonderful, white roaster fingerlings. A real treat for anyone that loves a good potatoes.