Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

Planting and Growing Potatoes


Courtesy of Mike Heath

Seed potatoes ready for planting.

Last year I tried growing potatoes for the first time with unexpected success. I always try to grow varieties that are out of the ordinary so I ordered Kennebec seed potatoes rather than the russets that are carried by every grocery store. Kennebecs are much finer grained than russets and have a thinner skin. Russets have a thick skin that holds up better to harvesting with less damage. Russets have the coarse texture normally associated with potatoes and is evident regardless how they are prepared, baked, fried, mashed or otherwise. Kennebecs have a fluffy, fine texture which makes them th...

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