Re: [gardeners] my veggie garden

Margaret Lauterbach (
Mon, 20 Jul 1998 07:53:51 -0600

At 11:48 PM 7/19/98 -0400, you wrote:
>Margaret, how do you "hold" your harvested potatoes, 
>and for how long do they keep?
>We can buy Maine potatoes, Idahos or russets, and sometimes
>small new potatoes; sweet potatoes or yams --  Period!
>Have never come across all those wonderful sounding spuds
>you folks are talking about....<sigh>...

Johnny's selected Seeds sells seed potatoes for Yukon Golds and other
potatoes.  There's some sort of co-op in Maine that sells seeds and seed
potatoes inexpensively, but I don't recall the name of it.

>Right now the only onions we can buy are yellow, Vidalia, or
>Spanish (red). My hubby and son went shopping in upstate
>New York last week looking for a Bermuda onion for our
>burgers, and the people all scratched their heads...  Jim 
>actualy asked 3 female customers (and my son accused him of
>sexual bias <G>), and then spoke with the manager, to no

Vidalia has probably taken the place of Bermuda onions.  It is sweeter, but
not as sweet as Walla Walla Sweets grown in the two Wallas area.  

>We New Yorkers all grew up with Bermudas as our mild choice
>for eating raw. My mom's favorite sandwich was a round slice
>of Bermuda, a matching slice of raw Canadian bacon, and one
>more slice of black radish (very strong), on fresh rye bread. 
>Wonder if she invented it...? 
My favorite is home-grown heirloom tomato on toast with crisp bacon and a
slice of Walla Walla sweet onion and a dab of mayo.  Margaret