The Ups and Downs of Growing Potatoes
So my husband and I were out walking to the store Saturday evening when I told him I planted potatoes in the garden.
"I wonder if I planted them deep enough," I said, with a quiver of doubt in my voice.
"Did you cut them in half?" he asked.
"Yes, I cut them in half."
"Did you plant them cut side down?" he asked.
"Cut side down? No. I planted them cut side up, with the roots going down," I replied, thinking there could be no other possible way to plant a potato.
"Those aren't roots, those are stems. You're supposed to plant them cut side down," the all-knowing-potato-grower husband said.
"Those are the stems?! Are you kidding me?! You mean to tell me I planted all the potatoes upside down?!"
So you can guess where this is going.
Yesterday afternoon I was out on a dreary day, digging up all the seed potatoes, one by one turning them over. And I realized just how much I'm willing to do for a few good potatoes.
"Two Knuckles of a Pinkie"
Eating from the Garden: Potatoes