Why plant potatoes on Good Friday?
Planting potatoes on Good Friday has been a long-standing tradition for many gardeners. According to The Farmer's Almanac, the tradition originated in Ireland. Potatoes arrived in Europe in the 1600's. Many Europeans suspected them of being cursed or evil, so they started planting their potatoes on Good Friday to guard against misfortune, but only after sprinkling the soil with Holy Water!
Some believe the tradition of planting potatoes on Good Friday came about because Good Friday and Easter are symbols of rebirth and fertility.
Because there are so many climates and growing zones in the U.S., and the date for Easter varies from year to year, the Good Friday planting tradition works better in some regions than in others. General consensus is to follow the weather in your region and plant only if it is warm enough.
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