Sunday, September 6, 2009

Dig it.

This spring I took a few old Yukon Gold potatoes that had gotten a bit sprout-happy in my tuber basket and chopped them in pieces. I had a bit of leftover mold inhibitor powder from last year when I actually purchased seed potatoes, so I gave them a little dusty-dusty, then stuck them in the ground. You're supposed to mound the potatoes, generously providing more room for them to expand and grow. There wasn't much room to mound, so I gave them each a little, well, bump of dirt. They didn't seem too angry at me because they surprised me with this lovely little bounty. I left a few plants in the garden to see if they'll continue to grow for another month or so, or until we become a little frosty here.

Some day, I'm going to have a HUGE row of potatoes at the farm where I'll be able to truly heed their every wish. They'll have mounds so big they won't know what to do with them. Until then, we're happy with the buttery goodness these little balls offered us for dinner tonight.

And by the way, have you ever seen a kid looking in the dirt for potatoes? It's better than hitting the jackpot. They think they've discovered gold. In our case, Yukon GOLD.
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Tricia said...

Hey Jen!
Way to go on the potatoes. I can't wait for a big garden too. I'd love to grow potatoes and ten times of what we grown now (broccoli, peas, green beans, lettuce, spinach, herbs, tomatoes, sweet & hot peppers, & carrots. I just planted my second crop of leafy veggies. Can't wait for fresh salads again!

Of course you can post my blog on yours. I'm working on posting my Jalapeno Jelly recipe!
Take care!

marica said...

Yeah, my kids have had a lot of fun digging for potatoes! And they are soooo delicious!

Layla DeLeon-Osweiler said...

muy bien hecho!!!