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.
The harvest was a success!
Here is the first bowl….we thought this would be all of it.
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…
Think there is more?
You are right!
Here is the third (and final) bowl…
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.
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!
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