I Chit You Not!

I’m growing potatoes for the first time this year. I know, it seems a bit silly since I live in Idaho which, despite being officially called the “Gem state”, is better known for potatoes.

We are often made fun of for being world famous for our spuds, but I don’t mind being surrounded by potato fields at all!

I think they are quite lovely.

I also find the license plates rather charming.

Even the local Potato Museum is pretty cool.

There are a few spud festivals around the state and there’s even a tricked out rig that, for us, is akin to spotting the Oscar Meyer Weiner Mobile.

Even Marilyn Monroe appreciated Idaho potatoes!

Well, at least our burlap bags.

Which brings me back to my original statement. I am growing my own potatoes this year and I’m going to use burlap sacks as planters! Why? Well, why not?? I think they’re just as adorable as Marilyn was in hers, if not more!

I’ve got my seed potatoes all ready now, after reading loads of conflicting information on how to sprout or chit them, as it’s called. Chitting potatoes seems like it should be relatively easy but the advice is all over the place from storing them in a dark, cool room to putting them in a windowsill in an egg carton.

I opted for the latter so we’ll see how that works out.

Between you and me, I feel like we should get free potatoes living in Idaho and all, but even if we did, I’d still want to try and grow them myself.

I chit you not. šŸ™‚

7 thoughts on “I Chit You Not!

  1. Sherri

    Wow! How pretty is that view! Is that Idaho? I somehow pictured it being high desert or something. I’ve grown potatoes just by planting them in the ground and they did fine. Good luck, Chelle!

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    1. Thanks, if I can get them to sprout then I should be good to go. Did you let them sprout in the ground?

      Yes, it’s Idaho and it’s near me but I am in the area next to the Grand Tetons so it’s a bit prettier here than some other areas of the state which do have a lot more high desert. Central and northern Idaho are very mountainous and very pretty, too!

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  2. I didn’t know this about Idaho! The green fields are really charming especially with that fabulous backdrop of snow-capped mountains.
    Only Marilyn Monroe could make that burlap sack look so good! A fantastic idea to plant spuds in it. They look very cottagey! What do you do with the leftover soil after harvesting? The reason I ask is I heard that potatoes improve soil quality so it could be a great addition to my poor coastal soils.

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    1. Aren’t those just so adorable? As soon as I saw those I knew that’s what I wanted to do this year. I’m always looking for new ways to garden and I’m thinking I will probably recycle the soil in with other planters next year. Maybe mix it in with new potting soil to do seedlings in the greenhouse with. šŸ™‚

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