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Company Farm: Year Two

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Volunteers till up the cover crop that was planted last fall. 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. F [...]

Company Farm Update: HARVEST!

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The weather on harvest day was perfect: sunny and temps in the 70s. Before digging up the potatoes, we cut back the foliage and allowed the tubers to cure in the ground for a couple weeks. 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 pou [...]

300 Grow Bags Help Preserve Potato Di...

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Curzio Caravati with some of the 300 Potato Grow Bags at the Kenosha Potato Project. 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 [...]

Time to Harvest Potatoes!

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When potatoes are ready for harvest, the plants look pretty shabby. 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 potat [...]

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