Saturday, June 26, 2010
Talk about potato failures
Potaotes have always been the easiest crop for me to grow. You put them in them ground, mulch with straw a few times and you have lots of fresh potatoes! Not this year! As a lot of you know, I didn't have the bed available to plant the potatoes in this year...so, I made bags to plant them in. Then the voles attacked...so, we moved what was left. They seemed OK, not great. Yesterday I noticed one plant was drooping. I reached in and it was broken. I had no other choice then to dig down and see if there was anything below. Here's what I got.
3 oz. of red potatoes...that equals 4 bites...since I shared them with "The Italian" for dinner last night.
Hopefully, the remaining plants will do much better. I'm keeping a close eye on them. We don't eat a lot of potatoes and I really dislike store boughten potatoes...but, this is ridiculous! Next year, they are going back in the ground! I have already laid out a place for another bed in my son's yard.