It’s that time of year again. It is the time of year when we celebrate St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, famed for driving the snakes from the Emerald Isle (I’ve been there, and an affirm that it is, indeed, very green).
People don their green apparel, maybe drink a little too much, and advertise their Irish heritage (even if they have none).
Many gardeners that use knowledge passed down from generations past also turn their attention to planting potatoes at this time of year.
When I was growing up, my family would always set time around St. Patrick’s Day to plant their potatoes, and it was one of the first things the garden was prepared for in the spring.
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