Fourteen

A few days ago I finally dug up the red potatoes. The tops were droopy and turning brown.
I was greeted with gold.

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This is the first time I’ve grown taters this large. The last few years I’ve grown really crappy sized potatoes, but this was something to finally be proud about.

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You can see the skin of the seed potato left behind in the ground. The rest of it decomposes, adding nutrients to the soil.

The Kennebec potatoes I left in the ground are they are still sturdy and pretty green.

Fourteen, you say? Fourteen pounds of red potatoes. I couldn’t be happier.

It’s also the number of days the onions have been sitting out back in the early morning sun and the shade the rest of the day. They were finally done curing and it was time to put them into storage.

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This was a disappointing year in onions. Nowhere near the bounty of last year. Most the granex onions didn’t grow and will hopefully be pickled with cucumbers soon. The red onions did alright.

Comments 5

  1. Misti wrote:

    Wow that is awesome! I can’t wait to do potatoes; we’re going to try sweet potatoes soon.

    Posted 16 May 2012 at 8:33 am
  2. Chris wrote:

    Nice! I’ve never grown taters but we’ll have to try them. We are putting sweet potatoes in soon for the summer heat.

    Posted 16 May 2012 at 9:27 am
  3. Mom wrote:

    Wow!! Those look so wonderful!! Brings back memories of everything we used to grow. Oh how I miss that :(!! I loved eating fried red potatoes!! Nothing like em. And pickled onions yummmm!

    Posted 16 May 2012 at 4:06 pm
  4. Allison wrote:

    Wow! If only I could grow onions that big. Mine are still pithy. I planted tons this year with hopes for better results. Is there anything particular that you add to the soil? Beautiful…

    Posted 28 May 2012 at 4:36 pm
  5. Curtis wrote:

    I didn’t add anything really. Just compost

    Posted 30 May 2012 at 9:53 am

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