Thanks tweva for this; Potatoes is a crop I’m really interested in, partly because i don’t like what has become the standard variety I find in supermarkets and markets now. I don’t know if these varieties will mean anything, but the most common variety where I am is Nadine, which I think tastes bitter and terrible. I like Coliban and Sebago but these are now hard to find.

I saw someone grow potatoes in a mixture of sand and sawdust. This mix had no nutrients of its own and had to be added manually with the watering, but the potatoes were easy to remove when grown and were already clean and didn’t need washing to remove soil.

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Yosemite Sam: "Oh yeah? Well I speak LOUD! and I carry a BIGGER stick! and I use it, too!" BAM!