Friday, February 5, 2010

Time to Plant Potatoes!

Though it may seem a bit chilly to be planting vegetables, now is actually the correct time to plant Irish potatoes in our area. In general, potatoes are an easy to grow and productive crop for home vegetable gardens. Varieties recommended for our area include 'Kennebec', a white skin variety, 'Pontiac', a red skin, white flesh variety, and 'Yukon Gold' with distinctive yellow flesh. Before you begin though, there are a few things you need to know to ensure a successful harvest.

To learn more, read the whole article, posted on the Pender County Cooperative Extension website:

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