Once of my neighbors gave me some seed potatoes, Russian Banana Fingerling and German Butterball, earlier this spring, so I decided to dedicate one of the beds to potatoes.

A few weeks later, the potatoes didn’t seem to be doing much, so I planted a few extra yellow pear tomato plants in there as well, making it the “taters and maters” bed.

‘Taters & ‘Maters Bed Then and Now
Taters & Maters on April 24, 2020Taters & Maters on July 8, 2020

The potatoes have caught up the to the tomatoes now, so it’s been hard to tell what’s what for a while. But a couple of days ago everybody started to flower and put on a pretty good show.

The purple flowers are from the Russian Fingerlings and the white ones are from the German Butterballs.

I hope they taste as good as they look in flower.

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Sage Osterfeld
I’m just a guy with nearly an acre of dirt, a nice little mid-century ranch house and a near-perfect climate. But in my mind I’m a landscaper survivalist craftsman chef naturalist with a barbeque the size of a VW and my own cable TV show. I like to write about the stuff I build, grow and see here at Sage's Acre.