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. 🙂