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HELLO! Welcome to the eighteenth annual seed catalog from The Maine Potato Lady,™ your source for quality seed potatoes, seed garlic, heritage grains, soil amendments, and much more. Over the years, we have enjoyed sharing with you the many varieties of potatoes, heirlooms, and new releases that we have grown and prepared for our family meals. Whether you’re a longtime customer or placing your first order, we’re glad to help you get the most from your garden.

Every gardening season never ceases to amaze me with the bounty I harvest despite the challenges. In the 35 years I have grown our food in this soil, I have developed the good farming practices I need to produce a plentiful bounty every year.

What do those good practices include? First, I’ve developed detailed garden plans where I record soil inputs and crops planted. I rotate plant families on a four-year basis, so that disease and insect pressures are minimized. I continually add organic matter, use cover and green manure crops, mulch just about everything, and use some amendments on the heavier feeding crops. My soil is rich and healthy. And oh, the food I produce tastes good!

So when Mother Nature deals us weather like we’ve had here in the Northeast this past year I was still able to produce bountiful amounts to eat and store for the winter. With precipitation and temperatures above normal here in Maine 2023 was a really crazy gardening year, and the plants didn’t respond normally. Overall, I had a good harvest, but some crops just didn’t produce as expected! For instance, there were no zucchinis! What??!! And only a few cucumbers!! They just didn’t grow. But the onions yielded beautifully, and the potatoes produced a bumper crop. Winter squash is plentiful despite the cucumber beetles. Peas, beans, lettuce – yum! And the corn did flourish during those warm spells.

Yes, we are living with climate change. It is much warmer and we are all experiencing weather extremes – including the plants. We have to learn how to adapt our gardening and farming practices to the changing climate in order to continue to enjoy our gardens’ bounty.

And again, I am – we are – grateful for the beauty and security of our farm home, the nutritious and tasty food we produce, and our family close around us.

NEW THIS SEASON! For 2024, we’ve added three new North American varieties to our interesting potato collection, three new peonies, and a selection of soil amendments to help feed those crops.

Our Safe Seed Pledge.

The Maine Potato Lady is a certified organic handler (#0706) through MOFGA Certification Services, LLC. All our seed is untreated. We do not knowingly use or sell any genetically modified plants or organisms (GMOs). Certificate is available on our website.

Prices subject to change without notice. We do not ship outside the US.

Please note: We cannot ship seed potatoes to Alaska due to phytosanitary restrictions!