Our winter, that is. We have fairly mild winters although it's way too cold for subtropicals like tomatoes, basil, and chili peppers.
Over the years, I have not had the greatest luck with growing potatoes. I would described it as meh.
But then I had always grown potatoes in our summers when it was warmer.
These took off over the last few months and finally flowered. Lesson learned. In the winter, here in southern California, you can grow potatoes.