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PLANTING TISSUE-CULTURED ‘POTATO PLANTLETS’ INSIDE SHORT-TUNNEL ON WOOD PRAIRIE FAMILY FARM. This year, Megan had a big


PLANTING TISSUE-CULTURED ‘POTATO PLANTLETS’ INSIDE SHORT-TUNNEL ON WOOD PRAIRIE FAMILY FARM. This year, Megan had a big crew to help her plant Potato Plantlets and we got done in record time.

The Potato Plantlets – which look like spindly Alfalfa sprouts – arrive in Petri dishes which are shipped to us Fedex Overnight. Gray ‘Mushroom Totes’ are filled with Fort Vee Organic Compost which has been spiked with a blend of Organic seed inoculants.

Twenty Potato Plantlets are planted into each Tote. Disease-free “Minitubers” will be harvested from these plants this Fall. Next year, those Minitubers will be planted into our portable ‘Long Tunnel’ as we go about multiplying up our seed stocks.

Each Tunnel is covered with heavy-duty ‘Aphid-Excluding Netting’ we get from France. Aphids are the primary vector of vigor-stealing Potato Virus and the special netting allows us to grow clean crops.

Here, planting Potato Plantlets (from R to L) are Megan, oldest son Peter, longtime employee Chelsea, daughter Amy, and son-in-law Travis (married to Caleb’s sister, Sarah). Chelsea, and her husband Justin, are like family. Both have worked with us for a long time and in fact, they met on the farm. In the past until she passed, Chelsea’s mother, Mary, was Megan’s right-hand-woman. Additionally, Chelsea’s sister Michelle, and brother Josh have also worked with us extensively over the years.

Caleb, Megan & Jim




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