Good Source For Seed Potatoes? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread

Am planning what to buy before the end of the year, that I can use to plant next year's garden. Seeds don't appear to be a problem, but I'm finding it tough to locate a good source for seed potatoes which will be available this fall. Seeds of Change, the place I usually buy from, is out until next March (Not much good if shipping lines go down). Burpee has a teeny-weeny assortment of new potatoes, but what I'd really love is some baking potatoes, some Yukon Golds or even some purples. If anyone has a source, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks!

-- CD (, August 04, 1999



I am glad you mentioned this.... I bought some great varieties from a company called "Rominger's" (sp?) and think they are still in business. Will do a search (suggest you do too). I think all they handle are potatoes and maybe garlic...

-- Kristi (, August 04, 1999.

Just found this online catalog - prices seem high but interesting varieties..... never have ordered from them:

Good luck!

-- Kristi (, August 04, 1999.

Thank you, Kristi! I agree, they are expensive, but they do offer a lot of different varieties and it looks like they will ship right up until the starting bell.

-- CD (, August 04, 1999.

Ronniger's is now known as "Irish Eyes and a Touch (or maybe taste) of Garlic" and now offer more garlic than before. Don't know there address offhand. We have also had good luck with potatoes from Fedco, but don't know if they sell them in the fall. I know that Ronniger's used to offer potatoes after harvest in the fall.

-- Jim (, August 05, 1999.

Irish Eyes and a Hint of Garlic, phone 509-925-6025. Sorry I forgot to copy the URL - just did a search for Irish Eyes Garlic and it came up first. Getting ready to ship potatoes and garlic within 1 month.

-- Kristi (, August 05, 1999.

At the risk of perhaps stating the obvious, if you're dealing with shortages, why not just buy a few bags of your favorite eating potatoes at the supermarket and save them for next spring, either in the basement or refrigerator? We have a great crop of Kennebecs this year from some old leftover potatoes my 12-year-old daughter found under the cellar stairs. They were wrinkled and sprouting, so she cut them up and put them in teh garden. I have never seen potatoes grow so large so quickly.

-- Cash (, August 05, 1999.

Ronningers is good. Fedco is terrific but only sells for spring planting.

Cash- no!! Not a good idea- grocery store potatoes can have many awful potato diseases in them that you will spread to your field. Not good. Seed potatoes are certified seed- should be disease free. this is important as the causative agents of the Irish potato blight are active in the US again.

another alternative is to track down a local grower in your area- and buy some of their good looking stock- again- could be risky as not certified seed- but if they are a small local grower- you can probably carefully select your potatoes.

-- farmer (, August 06, 1999.

From: Y2K, ` la Carte by Dancr near Monterey, California

Wood Prarie Farm is sold out.

-- Dancr (addy.available@my.webpage.neener.autospammers--regrets.greenspun), August 06, 1999.

From: Y2K, ` la Carte by Dancr near Monterey, California

Ronniger's Irish Eyes with a Hint of Garlic has better prices anyway.

-- Dancr (addy.available@my.webpage.neener.autospammers--regrets.greenspun), August 06, 1999.

Stumbled on this site from another link

-- marsh (, August 07, 1999.

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