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Company Farm Update: New Potatoes!

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Small, “new potatoes” harvested during a round of weeding. Varieties include Superior, Chieftain and Carola. Company Farm, our project to grow food for those in need, is well into its pilot year. So far, so good! Our goal: Grow potatoes in our corporate “backyard” (Burlington, VT), using volunteer gardeners from the st [...]

Company Farm Update: Can’t Stop the Rain; Can’t Stop the Potatoes

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Despite the weather-related challenges, our potatoes are growing. After the first five weeks of our pilot year of Company Farm, I’ve learned that farming is not for the fainthearted. Nor is it for people who tend to worry. When you start a farm (or a backyard garden), you surrender certain controls and take what nature dishes out. We st [...]

300 Grow Bags Help Preserve Potato Diversity

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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 [...]

A Good Year for Potatoes

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Part of the 2012 potato harvest The 2012 harvest keeps coming. This month, Deborah Miuccio, who manages the test gardens here at Gardener’s Supply, harvested about 60 pounds of potatoes from her family’s backyard garden. “I planted them in a 4×5′ raised bed and fertilized with a thick layer of our homemade compost [...]

It’s Not Too Early for Late Blight

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Late blight on tomato foliage. Photo courtesy Meg McGrath, Cornell University Late blight, a disease that strikes tomatoes and potatoes, can quickly ruin an entire crop — and provide a source of infection for other plants. So far this growing season, the disease has been confirmed in Florida and up the East Coast up to Pennsylvania and New Yo [...]
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