Potatoes 101 presented

Muriel Nesbitt presents “Spuds, Seed Ball and Diversity” at noon Thursday, May 23, in the county commissioners meeting room of the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.
Nesbitt provides an overview of the history of potato growing, potato diseases, the importance of genetic diversity and how climate change, disease and commercial marketing have decreased the number of potato varieties available. She discusses common varieties that grow well on the Olympic Peninsula and how to select seed potatoes, as well as preparing, storing and planting them.
The free brown bag lunch presentation is part of the WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners Green Thumb Garden Tips series offered the second and fourth Thursday of each month.
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