Have you heard people say you should plant your potatoes on Good Friday? An old wives tale perhaps, or an old tradition. Where did it come from? I have read that cottagers were working so hard that Good Friday was the only day between New Year and Easter that they had free to get into their garden to start planting.
|One of Vincent Van Gogh's Cottagers|
|Farmers Planting Potatoes, by Vincent Van Gogh|
I have been reading gardeners thoughts, and it seems that the Good Friday tradition is not always practical, especially if you are in an area where snow is still on the ground, but others swear by it.
Is there some merit in having a special day to plant our potatoes, being that the potato itself is so special?
Or is it simply up to timing and the weather, and what is ready when?
I really would love to hear your thoughts on this one.