At the library, we grew potatoes in large pots you see in the photo to the right. You can even grow potatoes in large bags! You just have to make sure to keep them mounded so the potatoes don’t turn green.
Many thanks to TC Collins from Willow Run Acres for making this informative potato growing tutorial. Watch and learn about different types of potato seeds and how to plant your own potato seeds in the spring.
Last summer on August 1 we harvested the potatoes we grew in the library garden and made potato salad. But Molly’s favorite way to eat potatoes is plain, old mashed potatoes.
If you get a yearning for french fries, here’s a healthy, easy recipe:
Potatoes, olive oil, salt, and pepper
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
While oven is heating, cut potatoes into fry shapes (below) about ¼ inch thick.
Toss the fries with the olive oil, salt and pepper.
Lay them on a greased baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes. Flip with a spatula and bake for 10-15 minutes more, until they’re golden brown.
Learn More About Potatoes
If you’re interested in how the potato changed world history, read more!
See you again next time for another Garden-to-Table adventure. Hope to see you all in person shortly. Molly