Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Harvestin' 'Taters (Sunday Harvest)
Last year, I harvested the potatoes too early and they were still a little small. I really couldn't help it, digging for potatoes is by far the funnest harvest because it's like digging for treasures. This year, I planted them extra early and waited for the plants to be absolutely, positively D-E-D dead before digging anything up. And it was a HUGE success.
Not only did we get nearly 10 pounds, but some of these red potatoes were the size of enormous russets. It was really fun. I saved the smaller ones and I have to figure out the best way to store them so I can replant them for next year's crop.
As for the rest of the stuff this week, the tomatoes are still trickling in and I found out I waited too long to harvest the one cabbage we had left. It was starting to get eaten by the various decomposers in the garden and I had to cut a bunch of it off to keep the good parts. The chickens didn't complain.
Posted by Hana