Mar 28th, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Plantings of Pontiac Potatoes

by Albert Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

On St. Patrick’s Day,  a lucky group of seven planted Red Pontiac potatoes in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden, adding to the 335 seed potatoes and/or cuttings we planted earlier this month. While there’s no guarantee all will sprout and produce, we had some very strong eyes (potato eyes) on our cuttings, and the volunteer crew took great care with the planting. With a little nurturing we hope this effort will produce a nice delivery of new potatoes by the end of May for FeedMore’s Community Kitchen.

A sea of Emerald Isle green serves as the backdrop for the potato plot.

A sea of Emerald Isle green serves as the backdrop for the potato plot.

BobbiJo Jackson and her daughter Carly Tignor place the Red Pontiac seed potato cuttings in the furrows.

BobbiJo Jackson and her daughter Carly Tignor place the Red Pontiac seed potato cuttings in the furrows.

Jonah Holland is PR & Marketing Coordinator at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, specializing in social media. She's been known to go for a walk, and come back completely inspired to write a blog post on her newest found adventure.

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