There’s something special about being able to say that you fed your family from your own backyard. Last weekend we decided to see if our potatoes were ready to harvest. This was our first time growing potatoes and according to our local newspaper this monsoon season has been the second wettest July on record. So Hunky Hubs was a little concerned about our potatoes rotting in the ground instead of growing. Sunday he decided to dig one up.
The first one he dug up was massive! It was huge! I didn’t realize yellow potatoes could get so big. And silly me thought that if you planted one potato (which is a root) that you would only get one potato. I was wrong. From one potato plant, we got about 5 or 6 potatoes, 13 potatoes total since we didn’t plant that many. We kinda just planted them as an experiment. But now that we’ve done this once. We so want to do it next spring!
As Hunky Hubs was pulling the potatoes out, he knew to dig up all around where the plant was for more potatoes. I would not have thought to do that. I was surprised when he just kept digging more and more up.
J myster was proud of himself for not only helping but being able to carry the big bowl of potatoes into the house by himself. And in this picture I totally saw he needed a haircut, so daddy gave him a buzz that night and we decided to make sure we had steak and potatoes on the menu for the following night.
What have you been growing in your garden?
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