The seed potatoes arrived last week.  Nigel was always so excited when potatoes arrived, it was one of his favorite crops.  These beauties will be ready late May early June, and I have to admit they are some of my favorties as well. We plant potatoes this time of year because the summers are so hot they don’t do do well during those months.  That is unfortunate because it would be lovely to have Eatwell potatoes for Thanksgiving.  We tried it a few years back but the yield was quite low.  And since then it seems that our summers have gotten hotter with each year.  We do have a good sized bed in the orchard, perhaps we can give it a try in there in the  future. During the summer months we can check the temperature and compare it to other areas around the farm to see if being tucked in between the trees helps keep it cooler.