Saturday March 17th 2012 Tim
will be no planting of Potato. If this place was five hundred
miles north, then maybe. And I could say, it's the hot summer, which
might suggest Potato do not grow well here. But the truer reason for no
Potato this year, lies in the problem of Potato storage. We'd need
a cave to keep them in. Somewhere airy and dry that meets a
temperature standard for wearing an overcoat and long trousers.
But there is a relative
of Morning Glory, that matches the criteria. When it is time to
harvest Sweet Potato, the ground has already seen frost. So the little
darlings have many a suitable place to stay all the way through the winter
until Springtime, which by mathematical calculation apparently begins March
20th. Meanwhile, there'll be Eggplant for Colorado Beetle this June.