Seed Potatoes and a Crocus

After all the cold weather and snow this month, it was 70 degrees today, snow all gone, so I enjoyed digging in the soft dirt and planting some Rose Gold potatoes! This is a new variety I’m trying.  I’ll be planting in the next few days some Carola Gold potatoes which I’ve grown for several years; they have done very well.  And yet another new variety called Butte I’ll be planting in the next couple of weeks.  Butte is a russet variety.  I get my seed potatoes Wood Prairie Farm up in Maine.  The family-owned farm produces only organically grown potatoes.

As I carried my digging tools across the garden to the potato beds today, I spotted the first crocus to bloom. What a treat that was!