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Potato Dilemma

Last year we planted a few pounds each of Yukon Gold, Kennebec, and red potatoes and discovered the Kennebecs were by far our favorite.  So this year we bought a 50 pound bag of Kennebecs and planted them in every spare corner of the garden.

Unfortunately, the feed store did us wrong --- the "Kennebecs" weren't actually Kennebecs.  They acted, tasted, and looked more like Yukon Golds, which we really don't like much.  So now it's time to harvest our potatoes and we just don't like them! 

What should we do?

What should we do with our potatoes?

Eat them anyway --- they're better for you than storebought!
Turn them into vodka! (Dubious legality?)
Give them to a food bank. (Dubious morality --- if I don't want to eat them, why should they?)
Let them rot in the ground. (We have plenty to do without digging them.)

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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