Two years ago I saved some true potato seed from my potato patch. These seeds come from the little berries that a potato plant will produce after flowering. Last spring I planted them in the greenhouse and they were promptly overrun by the tomato jungle which volunteered from the unpicked tomatoes from the previous year’s tomato jungle. This year I resolve to not let it get out of control. Hah.
So last fall when I set to ripping out the tomato plants I was pleasantly surprised to find that many of the potato plants had actually developed enough to produce loads of marble-sized potatoes of different colors. Some were real blue, some were obviously rose-golds, some fingerlings and some butterballs, but there were a handful of almost burgundy colored ones. I put them into a pail and set them in the dark cellar of my house and there they waited until today.
Two rows of 35 or 40 plants are now in the ground and I still have another couple of rows worth of potatoes. I will get them planted tomorrow.
I am eager to see what comes of this.