from the employee owners at Gardener's Supply Co.

Posts tagged potato

Company Farm Update: Growing Strong, Despite the Rain


Relentless rain in Vermont this spring and early summer almost nixed the planting of our newly expanded Company Farm, our volunteer effort to feed the hungry here in Vermont. We were able to plant about a month later than normal, and the plants are growing at last. With luck, we hope to pull off a […]

Company Farm: Year Two


I love the day in spring when I can take the first plunge into the garden with a spade. The soil yields and I get a hit of that wonderful dirt smell. A new season is spread out in front of me. Like a fresh-tilled field, it’s ripe with promise — and relatively free of weeds. For […]

Company Farm Update: HARVEST!

wp heart shaped potato

This spring, we started something called Company Farm. Our goal was to grow food to donate to families in need. Well, the harvest is in, and we dug 325 pounds of potatoes from 25 4×6′ raised beds. Though the result is not as big as we’d hoped (500 pounds), we’re still quite pleased. It was […]

300 Grow Bags Help Preserve Potato Diversity

Curzio Caravati

As founder and curator of the Kenosha Potato Project Curzio Caravati has grown and catalogued more than 300 varieties of potatoes in his collection. Why? Because he is passionate about preserving the genetic diversity of heirloom potatoes and saving varieties from extinction. “Preserving a storehouse of information helps protect against diseases of the future that […]

Time to Harvest Potatoes!


Earlier in the season I wrote about planting potatoes in a re-purposed, three-bay composting bin. We had a very rainy year and the potato plants loved all that moisture. Most of them grew to almost 4 feet tall. The crop looked promising, but a funny thing about growing potatoes is that you don’t know for […]

You can have your very own bumper sticker!