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Almost all residents of Arevik village have motoblocks that replace tractors on small household plots. Special attachments help both sow and harvest. Usually the potatoes are much larger, but this year the tubers have not gained weight due to the frost.
“We plant in early spring, mainly Agata. We must cover the beds with plastic wrap to keep warm and protect the seedlings from wind and hail. As soon as the tops turn green, the film is removed so that the plant receives warmth and light, ”explains Argam Shakhnazaryan, a specialist of the first category of the village administration Arevik.
This year, two tons of potatoes were harvested per hectare, which is almost two times less than expected. But the villagers do not despair. Indeed, in Armavir, two crops are harvested per season. Tomatoes or eggplants will be planted here soon.
“Whoever manages to get their product to market first is in an advantageous position. He sells for a high price. Thus, in April, potatoes were sold for 60 cents, and now the price is falling because there are too many goods on the market, ”says the deputy chairman of the administration of the village Arevik Kajik Davtyan.
Potatoes are grown in almost every household plot in Armavir villages. The hostesses are preparing to receive tourists from the capital. Here they are called summer residents. Zhanna Sahakyan prepares potatoes according to a special recipe. All herbs and spices come from your own garden.
“I definitely add the leaves of young garlic to the oil to saturate it with aroma and taste, I also need to add dried rosemary and savory. Only after that I add the potatoes. The main thing is to get a golden brown crust, ”says Zhanna Sahakyan, a resident of Arevik village.
So far, in order to try such a dish, you need to come to Armenia, but soon local potatoes may appear on Russian and Georgian counters. Negotiations are underway about this now. Note that in the potato region of Armenia - in the Gegharkunik region - farmers have just started planting late varieties of tubers.