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From the Garden: 30% Off Seed Potatoes

Grow your own potatoes – it’s not too late to plant! Visit our indoor Garden Center to browse our selection – all Seed Potatoes are now 30% off. We offer organic and heirloom potato starts from local Irish Eyes Seed Company, based in Ellensburg, WA.

Potatoes are hardy tubers well suited to cultivation in the Pacific Northwest. Fun fact: in 2016 Washington State agriculture produced over $818 million dollars worth of potatoes. Why not add some to your garden? Potatoes can be planted directly in the soil, or in a container or large bucket.

Choose from a variety of different types and sizes, including the lesser known: Russian Banana, Rose Finn heirloom and more. Prices range from $1.99 to $3.99 per pound. Available only while supplies last. Read on for a few tips from the Co-op’s own Garden Jay.

Potato Planting Tips:

  • Don’t wait – get your seed potatoes planted by June 1st.
  • Plant seed potatoes in small pieces, each containing at least one “eye.” Aim to cut your seed potatoes roughly into the size of a chicken’s egg.
  • Hill your potatoes. When you plant your potatoes, green leaves will pop up from the soil. To increase yield, be sure to cover these leaves. Covered leaves become roots that eventually become potatoes.

Read more in this recent Seed Saver’s Exchange article: How to Grow Potatoes.

By: Claire

ClaireClaire Harlock Garber loves to eat and drink and write about it. She has worked in the food industry for nearly a decade and was on staff at the Skagit Valley Co-op from 2010-2018, writing the regular columns Skagit Brew Corner, The Cheese Whisperer, The Bounty of Bulk, and What's Dippin' in the Well for the Co-op's blog, as well as articles for the Natural Enquirer newsletter.