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Regional Picks: Best Edibles – Northeast

Fine Gardening - Issue 131

 1. ‘Kennebec’ Potato

Maturity: 70 to 90 days

Yield: 5 to 8 pounds of potatoes per plant

Needs: Full sun; average soil

I believe gardener Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings was referring to ‘Kennebec’ when he tells Gollum about his favorite vegetable: “Po-ta-toes! Boil ’em, mash ’em, stick ’em in a stew!” You don’t have to be as wise as Gandalf to choose this versatile variety. ‘Kennebec’ is perfect for the Northeast. The variety originated in Maine and is adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions. Its resistance to late blight makes it even more attractive for the upcoming season. Plant tubers around May 1 at 12 inches apart, leaving 40 inches between rows. Hill the plants with soil when they reach 6 inches tall, and repeat as they grow taller. Keep the plants well watered.


2. ‘Pingtung Long’ Eggplant

Maturity: 58 days

Yield: Up to 20 eggplants per plant

Needs: Full sun; average soil; vigilance…

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