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The Potato Harvest

Posted on July 28th, 2020 by Bryce Baumann

Potato Harvest

Until now, we've been harvesting potatoes as needed for your weekly deliveries. Usually we'll dig a couple beds every other week so we have enough fresh potatoes to fill the orders, but it's almost time to harvest the entire field. We wait until the vines have died so the potatoes have as much time as possible to grow, and waiting helps the skins harden so they are not damaged as much during harvest. It's best not to let them stay in the field too long after the vines die, and because growing potatoes is so hard on the soil we like to get a good multi-species cover crop planted as early as possible to repair the soil health and structure. Raise your glass of water to our awesome crew out there harvesting potatoes in this heat and humidity!