Any Home Bakers Here?


5 Years
Apr 5, 2015
Appleton, MN
Many years ago, I was permitted to grow a garden in a long decomposed sawdust pile. I planted 2 lbs. of Red Pontiacs along with tomatoes and other goodies. When the garden was done in the fall, I dug up 220 lbs. of potatoes. The biggest one was by far the largest potato that I have ever grown. It weighed 7 1/2 lbs. I did not have steak and potatoes with it, I had steaks and a potato.
Wow!! The last 2 years we’ve had a really good potato crop. I have two 5 gallon buckets Left in the basement. They are sprouting now so we will use them for seed potatoes if they last that long.


Feb 16, 2017
Ah, but I have to get mine at the store ;) 2 years ago I got 50 pounds of white potatoes from my Farmer's Market friend. Last year his crop was a total loss. Too wet to harvest, then the ground froze :(

I'll have to try growing the Red Pontiac.
Being from Idaho, I know how to grow potatoes. However, I struggle with it every year. Trying to figure out the right soil solution and how long to keep them in the soil before Harvest.
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