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The sun over the Torne River at Pajala. We were at an outdoor teater. 

A city park in LuleĆ„. 


Vegetables near the polar circle! Amazing! I wish my garden was this nice. They probably start the plants really early indoors, plant out under fleece, and use a lot of chemicals. There are of course, a lot less bugs up here, and a lot more midnight sun. 



I have taken several days vacation in the far northern part of Sweden – north of the polar circle. The people who settled there have developed a gardening culture suitable to the cool weather, short growing season and midnight sun.

Through the ages they have grown barley, rutabagas, carrots, cabbages and many other hardy vegetables in the rich loamy soil found in most areas.

In the picture you see almond potatoes growing. These potatoes are a rare delicacy. They are rather small and have a yellow meat, almond shape, and a delicious unique flavor.

They are desease resistant and hold well under proper conditions all winter until the next harvest comes. Altho there are a number of similar potatoes around the world, none have the same qualities. And this particular variety does not grow well further south. They seem to be totally adapted to this harsh climate.