Potatoes, St. Patrick’s Day & Uncle Dale

I’ve always been told to plant my potatoes on St. Patrick’s Day.  I’m experimenting with my red, white, and blue potatoes.  Each variety is going to be grown in a traditional garden bed and in a 2 sided potato box.  Each side of the box will also be an experiment.  One side will have dirt added as the plant grows and additional boards are added and the other side will have straw/hay added.  I’ll let you know what works best at the end of the season. St. Patrick’s Day has another special meaning for me and it has nothing to do with green beer or potatoes.  I was lucky enough to have a very special uncle in my life while growing up.  He walked me down the aisle 30 years ago and will always hold a special place in my heart.  After 5 years I still miss him.  March 17th is his birthday and tomorrow I’ll be celebrating it with a family tradition of planting potatoes on St. Patrick’s Day.