my mother’s potato

Years ago my mom got rid of all the grass her yard, and turned her whole yard into a garden. It started out with lots of plants and flowers that were just nice to look at it, but slowly she’s been growing more and more food. This year she grew potatoes.

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I’m not exactly sure if this is the first year she’s grown them, but it’s the first time I’ve ever gotten a potato from her.

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Some of them were odd shapes.

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She told me I should pick the weirdest looking potato,

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and post it here on the blog. Now you know where I get my strange sense of humor.

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I was happy to have an organic potato lovingly grown by Mumra. I love potatoes, but when they’re not organic (I almost never buy organic, I’m too cheap), I hear a little voice in my head reminding me I’m basically eating poison. Well, this potato isn’t just for looks. I used it in a recipe Tuesday night, and I shall post it soon.

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  1. I’ve been growing them for years w/out much success. But this year instead of cutting up the seed potato into pieces [each piece needs to have two eyes] I planted the whole thing as is. And it worked! From about 2.5 to 3 pounds of seed potatoes we ended up with more than 25 pounds of organic potatoes. Not sure how many pounds the critters at our community garden got but I don’t mind sharing. They only nibbled on them but I couldn’t bring myself to eat them. We grew two kinds, the one you have is a russet potato. I don’t remember the name of the other one, but they all looked “normal.” Enjoy!

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