2015 Potato Harvest

Bowl 1 of 2015Harvest - Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan
Bowl 1 of 2015 Potato Harvest – Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan

2015 Potato Harvest

We just harvested our potato patch this evening.  My husband was not wanting to do the harvest so early.

However, when the plants turn yellow (and you can see potatoes on the surface), a harvesting we must!

My oldest son began harvesting…it took him longer than he and I both anticipated.

 

K harvesting potatoes 2015 - Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan
K harvesting potatoes 2015 – Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan

 

The harvest was a success!

Here is the first bowl….we thought this would be all of it.

Bowl 1 of 2015 Potato Harvest - Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan
Bowl 1 of 2015 Potato Harvest – Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan

We were wrong!

There of six of us in the family so a few potatoes go fast.  (I do not eat potatoes anymore due to a nightshade allergy.)  I was happy when we were able to fill up a second bowl of potatoes.

Here is the second bowl…

2015 Harvest Bowl 2 - Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan
2015 Potato Harvest Bowl 2 – Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan

Think there is more?

You are right!

Here is the third (and final) bowl…

2015 Harvest Bowl 3 - Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan
2015 Potato Harvest Bowl 3 – Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan

 

It is nice to know we have a good amount of harvest for our potatoes this summer.  After all, these potatoes help stretch our food budget by reducing how many we purchase at the store.

So the harvest is done…now what?

There are a few potato plants left which are still green and thriving.  We’ll harvest these once the plants turn yellow.

2015 Harvest - Just a few plants left - Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan
2015 Potato Harvest – Just a few plants left – Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan

Our plans for 2016

We know this spot is great for potatoes.  They grow well and the soil stays well drained.

For this last growing season, we used potatoes from our pantry which had started to sprout.

It is recommended to purchase seed potatoes for growing potatoes at home.

Did you plant potatoes this year?  How was your harvest?  What is your favorite variety?

Let me know!

~Adrienne

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4 thoughts on “2015 Potato Harvest”

    1. Ellen, thanks! It is fun to harvest the potatoes and to see the flowers in bloom. Do you garden? ~Adrienne

    1. Elise, thanks! It is so much fun to harvest the potatoes. The best part (after seeing how many we harvest) is checking out how big our potatoes grew! Thanks for visiting! ~Adrienne

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