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I Heart Carola Potatoes

Report From An Opinionated Gardener – August 18

We harvested potatoes tonight, and like every year, the Carola is the variety that is most impressive. This yellow flesh potato produces a large crop, and has excellent flavor. Carolas are best baked or fried, although I’ve boiled for potato salad and provided you don’t overcook them, this method also works well.

We buy Carola seed potatoes from Wood Prairie Farm every season. Normally we also get one bag each of Red Cloud, and Good King Harry. These three varieties produce as many potatoes as we can eat over a winter.

Potatoes grow best in well drained, sandy soils and we have these conditions in the community garden where we grow our spuds. Harvesting the potatoes is like unearthing buried treasure, so it seemed appropriate to dig one that was in the shape of a perfect heart.

We love Carola potatoes!

Digging this crop always makes us smile.

Carola are huge producers in addition to being tasty.

2 Responses to “I Heart Carola Potatoes”

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    SNDY NICHOLS:

    THE BEST POTATOES SO FAR THIS YEAR ARE THE ONES THAT CAME FROM THE STORE BOUGHT “GONE TO SEED”! THEY PRODUCED 5 BEAUTIFUL TUBERS IN YARMOUTH SR HOUSING WHERE I PLANTED THEM FOR MY 92 YR OLD FRIEND. SHE WAS VERY PROUD THAT EVEN THOUGH THEY CAME FROM HER VEGGGIE DRAWER IN A SAD STATE THEY CAME OUT LOOKING SO NICE ONCE SOIL AND WATER. OF COURSE SHE THINKS I AM THE “BEST” GARDENER NOW. SHE LISTENS TO YOU EVERY WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. A BIG FAN!

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    CL Fornari:

    Sandy,
    I love it! This is one of the best gifts from the garden, right? Sometimes the most simple, against-all-odds actions are the most successful. Thanks for this.