Most potatoes are clones. You plant seed potato, and get precisely the same variety you planted. Plant Russet seed potato, you get Russets. All well and good, but where’s the adventure in that? It takes two years or two generations, but a really cool thing happens when you grow potatoes from potato seed: Because the seeds can be the product of cross-pollination from whatever you had in the field the year the seed was produced, well, you have no real way of knowing what you’re going to get.
You may get a lovely blue tuber with a flesh streaked in violet, a rose-tinged thin-skinned beauty, a stout yellow bulb. We got some of all of those things. We’re still making new discoveries. They’re bagged up in the farm stand in four-pound bags, $2.50/lb.
If you cut one open and get something really interesting, send us a picture, save us a piece or save it and plant it yourself — you can even have the naming rights on the new variety.
Garlic in the stand as well burger. The three things together will make a great American meal.
Chicken next Friday. They weren’t quite big enough to do this week.