#418: Patriotic Potatoes

Last May 20th, 
I planted these potatoes in trenches–

in the Three Sisters garden 
next to the chicken yard.
The trenches were filled bit by bit every two weeks.
Until  July 20th when they were ready to harvest.
A treasure hunt for a six year old.
Kennebecs, Red Pontiacs, All Blues.
6-8 potatoes per plant.
The chickens watch,
hoping we’ll toss them some grubs.
Ready to make some All-American
red, white and blue potato salad.

With Russian fingerling potatoes too.
America is, after all, a melting pot.

One response

  1. Planting in trenches is a good idea. I kind of planted them in holes this year but the hilling is always a challenge. I think I'll try the trench idea next spring. I was also looking at some all-blue potatoes in a seed catalogue the other night and thinking of trying them this year. They're pretty!

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