And I have potato bags ready to dig!
They are a mess, but potatoes are potatoes, even if the greens are icky looking.
I saved the dirt so I could sift it and reuse it. Probably not for more potatoes however, you can spread potato disease if you do that. I got a good pound of fingerlings.
Maybe not he highest of yields, but I’m learning!
In other nightshade news, the first Black Krim of the season was ready to pick. It was a little mealy- could have picked it yesterday, but the flavor was incredible. I wish I was more confident about the tomatoes in general, our late rain just messed everything up, between the actual water and the fact that the deluge stopped me from doing your basic tomato maintenance in time.
I just boiled the potatoes up and dressed them in olive oil and chives. Best dinner I’ve had in a while honestly.
Sometimes all you need is a pound of home grown carbs.
It’s hard to grow wheat in a backyard, but it’s easy to grow a potato!
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It seems like they were just planted not too long ago. I remember when the bags arrives. I feel like I am stalking your garden.
The main advantage of fingerlings is the speed though. Unlike storage potatoes that need 100 days plus the smaller types are readier sooner. But if I wait a month on harvesting another bag, no worries. And don’t worry! I’m glad you enjoy my adventures!
So, they can be ‘stored’ in the ground for at least a month? I never payed much attention to how long other potatoes last. I know those that we grew lasted well in the pantry.
Sort of- it’s more like there’s a range of time when you can pick them. They’re ready to pick by x date but if you don’t get around to them by y date they’ll be fine just larger
Like for other potatoes. Other potatoes can be stored for a long time, so it doesn’t matter so much.