Friday, February 10, 2017

Time to Plant Potatoes

Typically, we plant potatoes around Presidents Day. This year, we put them in the ground a few weeks early. Our temperatures have been unseasonably warm, so we dug in and planted 65 pounds of spuds. The kids learned about seed potatoes and how travelers and explorers brought them on their journeys since they knew that they could multiply them at harvest. We learned about different varieties and planted red, white and blue ones. The kids dug deep holes and placed a potato chunk in the ground. Then they covered them up and will watch them pop up in the next few weeks. We are hoping for a big harvest and a healthy Potato-Palooza celebration sometime in May. Follow along as we share our progress.

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