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Sunday, January 01, 2023 Little Ketchup Grittyville, WA

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But first... potatoes.

They make digging the grass out more fun... Every bit of grass has potatoes under it.

The advantage of harvesting them in late summer is they will be less muddy, also better quality because later freezing temps will cause the starch to convert to sugar. But the advantage of leaving them in the ground is nearly effortless food security. As long as there isnt sufficient habitat for pests or disease they can just be grown perennially in the same spot. Its a lot less work than digging and replanting.

Ideally I would dig out all the perennial weeds or grasses in the fall and any accompanying potatoes but then do nothing other than add enough compost to get another crop in the same spot the next year.

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