Potato harvest

On Monday while I was at work, Trevor dug our potatoes.  They’ve been looking yellow and dried up for a few weeks now, and we knew it was time, but we just hadn’t had the spare time to take care of it.

So Trevor spent the first part of his morning digging spuds. :)

Potato harvest 2012

We got a respectable pile of potatoes, I think–it looks like at least as much as last year, maybe even a bit more. I think the potatoes are larger in general than they were last year (other than the fingerling Princesse la Rat–the light-colored ones–and of course they’re supposed to be small).

We had quite a few different kinds–I had ordered two reds–Red Thumb Fingerling and Mountain Rose–which were both supposed to be red/pink on the inside as well.  And I ordered a new purple one called Purple Majesty; we had had pretty good luck with All Blue the summer before, but I’m always up for something new.

Finally, as I had lots of sprouting All Blue and Princesse la Rat potatoes in the basement, I planted a bunch of them, too. . . you may be able to guess the way this story ends.  As I did not label the rows, and as I planted some new and old varieties, and as Trevor actually dug them up. . . I have absolutely no idea which is which. :)

But aren’t they beautiful?? :)

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3 Responses to Potato harvest

  1. skidoolund says:

    Reminds me of when I was young and we HAD to pick potatoes…5 acres of them. Gunny sack after gunny sack, and then store them in the root cellar. Sounds like fun, hey? If you think so, I wish you were around to share in the fun 50+ years ago. We kids would have been more than willing to share that fun experience…sore backs and all.

    • Sandi says:

      Yeah, that does not sound like a lot of fun, that’s for sure! It does seem like things you do by choice (like, in my case, vegetable gardening) are always more enjoyable than things you are obligated to do. :)

  2. commonweeder says:

    They are beautiful indeed! I have pretty much given up growing potatoes, but I just loved the ability to go out to the garden, dig them, and eat them almost fresh out of the ground.

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