Saturday, June 26, 2010

Potatoes (post 2)

As I mentioned before, I ordered the potatoes. I gave them a delivery week of July 19. Somehow that was translated into June 25. According to Caroline, as she ALMOST had the same problem, this has something to do with the potato place thinking that the seed potatoes they have won't all be viable by July. That and the place is in Colorado so they probably think we Texans are crazy to try planting potatoes at the end of the summer rather than at the beginning. So basically what happened is they put a rush on both of our orders. The difference is that Caroline called them and told them to hold the potatoes no matter what.

On a totally unrelated note, why is there a single cat kibble next to the cat litter box? did one of the cats decide they would like a nice snack while they were pooping? so weird.

Anyhow, back to potatoes. Right. So since I didn't realize that they were going to be sending the potatoes until after they had already sent them, I have the ordered potatoes sitting on my kitchen the original box. I haven't even opened it yet.

According to the Aggie Horticulture site, it sounds like I can store the seed potatoes in the crisper drawer of the fridge. That's good because there is absolutely no sense in trying to plant potatoes now. I mean there's no where to put them, and they wouldn't set tubers anyway.


Caroline said...

Oh, it gets better! They said they would wait until the first week of July to mail mine. I realized last week that was the week before I requested they ship -- the week I would be out of town on vacation! I emailed them again to ask they please, PLEASE mail them the week I requested: July 15 week. They didn't write back. I'm having visions of seed potatoes sitting in a box in 100 degree heat for a week!

katina said...

Silly Colorado seed producers and their lack of knowing that we really AREN'T crazy.