Where do you get your potatoes for planting?

  • Where do you get your potatoes for planting?

    Posted by BuffaloGal on December 17, 2022 at 4:09 pm

    I’m in the TX panhandle, zone 6b/7a.

    What are your favorite potatoes and where do you buy them?

    Thanks.

    2010 replied 1 year, 6 months ago 13 Members · 16 Replies
  • 16 Replies
  • Private_Cluck

    Member
    December 17, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    We just ordered French Fingerling seed potatoes from Hoss Tools. First time buying seed potatoes from them, so we’ll see how it goes. Typically, we grow Norland and Yukon Gold. But, we are adding the fingerlings and russet potatoes to the garden this coming year. I would suggest checking the Texas A&M online vegetable variety selector to see which ones would work best for you in the panhandle.

    • BuffaloGal

      Member
      December 17, 2022 at 7:03 pm

      Thanks, I hadn’t thought to check with them.

  • jakebinTN

    Member
    December 18, 2022 at 11:49 am

    I get them from a local family run garden center around here. There’s probably something similar around you.

    • BuffaloGal

      Member
      January 1, 2023 at 4:42 pm

      Thanks. I will see what I can find.

  • culdesacgrocerygarden

    Member
    December 20, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    Ordered from Wood Prairie Family Farm this year after watching a video about them on Off Grid with Doug and Stacy. https://www.woodprairie.com/

  • krista

    Member
    December 21, 2022 at 1:57 am

    I buy mine from local hardware/feed store. We usually buy 50 pound bags runs around 28 dollars, but we plant alot.

  • Darren

    Member
    December 21, 2022 at 2:19 am

    We grow a lot of reds for the stews and pot roast recipes. The Yukons and Russerts are for baking and we we have our own starts mostly. We will start them late Jan. Or Early Feb. Also do our Sweet Taters the same way. Green houses are great.

  • AutumnRidge

    Member
    December 23, 2022 at 10:14 pm

    We plant the Red Norlands and Kennebec as our determinate varieties and Red Pontiacs and our Indeterminate variety. Unless its something unique we want to try all our seed potatoes are bought at our local Farm store in 50 pound bags for a fraction of the cost per pound in seed catalogs.

    • BuffaloGal

      Member
      January 1, 2023 at 4:42 pm

      Thank you. I like that idea. I will check it out.

  • BuffaloGal

    Member
    January 1, 2023 at 4:44 pm

    I appreciate all of the replies. They help so much.

  • Annie

    Member
    January 1, 2023 at 5:16 pm

    We get ours at the feed and seed store closest to us. We save any that have eyes before we can them and use them for a mid season planting.

  • Kelly3763

    Member
    January 3, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    I ordered mine from Hoss Tools. They actually still had some. So many other places were out. They are reasonably priced. They start shipping in late January. Hoping they will get here in time for me to plant in February. Good luck with yours. Be safe and Love well.

  • Baldwin-farm

    Member
    January 4, 2023 at 12:13 am

    We have had kennbec for years. That is what grows the best in the area that we live in. When you plant them plant at least 1 more row that way you can save your seed. We just rotate them in between our 2 gardens. We have had the same taters for at least 5 years now and still doing great.

  • Bluesky63

    Member
    January 13, 2023 at 2:33 am

    We buy potatoes to plant from our local fed /farm store (MFA). Last year I paid 50 cents/ pound. Most mail order potatoes cost $5.00 /pound.

  • Mike_A

    Member
    January 15, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    When I was younger we used to store our potatoes in a container in the ground. We built waterproof boxes and even buried a few old refrigerators to store them. We would bury the box/refrig to lid level and put in a layer of straw, then taters and so on to the top. We would cover the box with a tarp and get potatoes from it all winter. In the spring we always had seed potatoes left over for the next crop.

    • 2010

      Member
      January 15, 2023 at 1:32 pm

      What a wonderful ideal!! I need to try this

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