• 08Oct
    Categories: musings Comments: 2

    Nås, our village in Sweden is known for it’s potatoes.

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    The West Dala River runs through our village and the sandy soil is perfect for producing potatoes.

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    When we got to Sweden in June, the little plants were just poking up through the soil.

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    Nås is so far north that there’s about 20 hours of sunlight a day in June.  This is the same field two weeks later!

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    Here in Long Beach, we have very sandy soil, too, which means potatoes are a great crop to grow here, too.

    Since we were going to be gone for two months this summer, I didn’t plant a garden this year—except for potatoes.  They were left to their own devices while we were gone except for a timer on the sprinkler.  Thank goodness they thrive on neglect!  A few days ago I dug them all up.

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    I guess we’ll be eating a lot of potatoes!

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