Monday, August 13, 2012

potato patch!


12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, that's a nice patch! You'll have to let us know how many you yield from that.

I was able to keep potatoes until Feb/Mar last year and could have done a better job of storing them, so there's another thing to look forward to having in your larder for the winter :)

Andrea

August 13, 2012 at 7:56 AM  
Blogger Stacie said...

That's a super patch! I have a much smaller plot of potatoes, but I've already harvested some new potatoes and they were amazing. I can't wait to have them all winter long!

August 13, 2012 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger Debi said...

Pretty!

I'm glad you posted this picture. It revealed the identity of the mystery plants that are growing out of our compost! :)

August 13, 2012 at 11:15 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Yesterday I harvested my first potatoes ever. Husband said it couldn't be done and I proofed him wrong.

So today we had new potatoes from our own garden, yeah!!!!

(one can become so happy with something that is so common)

August 13, 2012 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I had two bed of potatoes this year, but the extended hot very hot weather made them peter out a month or so earlier than I would have hoped. I still ended up with 20lbs. or so, but mostly new potato sized. That being said, I think I will always grow yukon golds from now one. They are marvelous.

August 13, 2012 at 1:45 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

I tried planting in bags this year. My plants all yellowed off this past week and all I got was about 5 lbs of small potatoes. They'll be tasty to be sure, but I had hopes of MORE. So, as I have in the past, I'll buy 100 lbs from the nice farmer at the Farmers Market and they'll keep til next spring. Gotta love being able to get 100 lbs of potatoes for $16. Though I would have preferred to raise 100 lbs.

August 13, 2012 at 1:52 PM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

Looks like quite the crop of potatoes. We had to harvest ours earlier as they got the blight.
I really enjoyed the photo of you and Merlin on Jon's website.

August 13, 2012 at 3:32 PM  
Blogger daisy said...

Those are some good-lookin' spuds!

August 13, 2012 at 5:03 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

Very nice, took a stab at potatoesfor the first time this year. Harvested in June, about 30 potatoes, learned a lot. Think I'll try a fall crop too?

August 13, 2012 at 5:07 PM  
Blogger redbird said...

Used to send little brother out to touch the fence to see if it was charging saying we’d buy him an ice cream cone if he got shocked…he actually has a pale line brand on the tip of his right pointer finger to this day, but we always made good on the ice cream.

August 13, 2012 at 9:08 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Nice patch of spuds! Mine also withered down, but I dug up one plant and got a nice little batch of red skinned potatoes. I'll leave the rest in the ground to use as needed.
Let us know when we're making the potato soup!

August 13, 2012 at 10:48 PM  
Blogger Ellen Rathbone said...

Lucky you! Your spuds have leaves! No Colorado Potato Beetles on your plants - some folks have all the luck! :)

August 14, 2012 at 10:38 AM  

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