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POTATOES HAVE NEEDS!

Grow together!  Gardening with loved ones is a very fulfilling experience.  Add Dr. Grimme's Tater Tower ® to your backyard farm or urban farm and increase the amount of home grown food on your table.

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Greetings and salutations, you fortunate few who are reading this on this fine St. Valentine’s Day!  It’s been a long, cold winter, but the days are growing longer.  Times are brighter, love is in the air, and there are tingly sensations rising to every surface once again.  You are not the only one who is feeling them.  Your seed potatoes know as well.  Their eyes are popping as you read this.  They are calling to you.  “We’re ready for you!  Come get us!”  Their sprouts are growing and reaching; longing to plunge into the dark, moist compost you offer them at the next possible opportunity.  They yearn to once again feel the sensual sway of circadian rhythms; to grasp for that intense light at the end of the aphotic tunnel.  Do not deny them this!

 

But what of the human experience?  Do you want your relationship to be as sustainable as your garden?  What could better embody an intense emotion encompassing the complexities of love, lust, desire and a fruitful garden?  Nothing says, “I love you!”  like a Dr. Grimme’s Tater Tower ® interlocking, stackable planter box.  If you have missed your opportunity to get your “hot potato” a tower for Valentine’s Day, you will have more chances all season long.  A birthday perhaps?  An anniversary?

Dr. Grimme’s Tater Tower ® planter box does not have to be limited to your romantic relationships.  There is always St. Patrick’s Day–traditionally the day to plant potatoes.  Mother’s Day!  Father’s Day!

And a MOST EXCELLENT wedding present any time of year, as you might imagine…..

 

 

 

 


BACKYARD POTATO FARMING 101

When picking seed potatoes, for optimizing your yield in the potato towers, choose a late season variety.  These continue to produce tubers off the stem of the plant as it grows, as opposed to just setting one time at the base of the plant. These varieties include Yellow Finn, Red Pontiac and fingerlings.  Potatoes like  a sandy soil mixture, and a lot of sun.  Plant your seed potatoes in a Dr.Grimme’s Tater Tower® planter box.  As the plants grow, continue to add soil mixture around the stem of the plant, leaving an inch or two of green plant showing.  Add another level to the tower as needed to hold the soil mixture.  Repeat, as the plant grows.  The more stem, the more places the plant has to grow potatoes! The plant will grow out of the top of the tower.  Water as necessary.  The potato plant will flower, and then die.  HARVEST TIME!


ARE YOU READY???

GET READY!

With St. Patty’s day just around the corner,  it’s time to get serious about potatoes. For many, March 17th marks the time to get those spuds in the ground. So before you go out n’ get rowdy playin’ yer fiddle and dancin’ a fine jig, wear yer greens down to the garden and plant yee some taters. Chances are it’s the perfect moment! Throw in a drunken brawl and all your friends will be jealous from the foggy retellings of the good time you barely remember. This year you’ll at least have a garden full of potatoes to show for it!

Order your Dr. Grimme’s Tater Tower® planter box soon to be sure it arrives on time for the big day!

Here are some great resources for growing and ordering your seed potatoes:

Seed Saver’s Exchange Potato Growing Guide
Check your plant hardiness zone
Seed potatoes from Maine Potato Lady–look at the late season varieties to maximize potato tower yield
For our friends down south, check out : Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

seed potatoes from Grow Organic……

 


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