Who doesn't love the hot crispy succulence of a perfectly cooked French fry? Whether lightly salted, dipped in ketchup (however you choose to spell it), accompanying a burger, served with fish, or smothered in chili, cheese, bacon, jalapenos, and scallions, French fries are one of life's most innocent of guilty pleasures. Trouble is, they don't grow on trees. They have to be dug up, cut up, and fried up. But before any of that happens, they need to grow up. And to grow, they need to be planted. Which brings us to February, the time to plant French fries, er, potatoes in Florida.
We hope you will join us on Thursday, February 9, at 6:30pm in the Meeting Room at the Newberry Branch as IFAS Master Gardener Mary Ann Harris demonstrates how to grow potatoes in containers and small spaces.
Got a hankering for this versatile delicious tuber? Check out some of our books for inspirational potato recipes. And even if you haven't grown them organically yourself and watered them with the tears of your enemies under the first full moon, remember, as the Barefoot Contessa always says, "storebought is fine".