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wildartist
wildartist
Survivalist
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One person (who knew a lot of Irish history) claimed they grew potatoes because the men left for jobs in other countries, and once planted, the potatoes kinda took care of themselves until harvest. Of course, then came the blight and potato famine. Nowadays, potato bugs. But they are still an excellent source of starch without having to thresh, winnow and grind like grain. And the skins are a source of Vitamin C.