Ozette-Nootka in Metchosin

Posted by on Nov 14, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We love to hear about your potato growing experiences, good and bad!

Today, we received an update from Scott Harris, who farms at the Lohbrunner Community Farm Co-op in Langford, BC.

Starting with 2 potatoes, in two years, Scott Harris harvests 120 pounds!

Richard Hebda gave a climate change talk for Metchosin Foundation a year and a half ago and I got two small Ozette Nootka potatoes from him.

Last year I planted them and got 6 pounds from two hills. I planted the 6 pounds and got 120 pounds. I kept about 15 pounds for seed potatoes and sold the rest to a local farm who sold them at a market and because of the story behind them was selling them for $4 pound.

Should probably have kept more for seed but I will be planting them next year. I plant mostly Sieglinde potatoes, I like growing potatoes and they do well in our flood plain Community Farm. Grew close to 3000 pounds of potatoes with the majority being Sieglinde.

Scott

Ozette-Nootka potatoes harvested in Metchosin

 

 

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