Nikki Teases You with Talk of Potatoes

June 5, 2009

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Ok, so I lost my camera yet again and have no proof, BUT I harvested about 5 lbs of potatoes. I figure it's a standard grocery plastic bags worth. I planted Yukon Gold back in February or so and decided to pull them out tonight.


My 5 year old immediately screamed for potato chips, but I think I'll be roasting them. I plan on eating all of them at once. I imagine they will be THAT delish! I just toss with olive oil and lemon pepper from this guy. Btw: he'll be at North Haven Gardens this Sunday for Farmer's Market for 10am-2pm.

So, here is what happened. Les, maybe you can explain a few things...
  1. the green plant part was turning brown and falling over. I got maybe 3 blooms on all the potatoes I planted. What's up??? Should I have left them longer? The plants were just too ick.
  2. none of the potatoes were actually found in the straw. they were below the straw, half in the soil. (i planted them in a 4" trench about 5' long.) But, my soil is pretty good. Nice and crumbly. I've been amending obsessively for about 3 years.
  3. I had mostly about 3"-4" in diameter potatoes and a handful of .75" ones.  
  4. of the 10 or so potatoes i planted, only about half produced plants. 
So, there you go. I have potatoes. Now, if I could just figure out where my dang camera was... 

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