Sunday, July 4, 2010

First Potatoes


Curiosity got the better of me and I couldn’t resist digging down and seeing what was happening under the soil:





These four potatoes weighed 9 oz. They were cubed and fried up with olive oil and onion and eaten with Brunch this morning. They were delicious.

9 comments:

  1. There aren't too many things in the garden better than freshly dug potatoes. I always dig mine too early, 'cause that's the way I like them!

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  2. I agree with Granny. I love them early too :)

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  3. Gorgeous. I didn't plant potatoes this year, and am really missing them. Enjoy!

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  4. I plant enough potatoes that I can eat alot of the early potatoes AND get a harvest for storage later. I am planning to dig enough today to make a new potato - potato salad for our Fourth of July barbeque dinner in fact! Your red skinned potatoes look beautiful and I bet they were mighty tasty.

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  5. Oh gosh, red new potatoes. You can't get much better than that! Yum. -Jean

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  6. You know, I just loved the potatoes we grew, I need to do so many more next year.

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  7. Granny: You are not kidding. I think it will be difficult to resist digging again.

    Robin: This is my first time growing potatoes, so I never knew how good freshly dog early potatoes could taste.

    Henbogle: Potatoes do take up some real estate in the garden.

    kitsapFG: Potato salad with fresh new potatoes sounds divine. I will definitely try that in a week or so.

    Jean: Oh they were yummy! I can’t believe I never tried growing my own potatoes before.

    Ribbit: I ended up planting more than I first intended. I am curious to find out what the yield will be, then I can adjust for next year as well.

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  8. I didn't realize that you were zone 5a! Here in northern Wyoming, we're zone 4a. Can't believe that it gets colder here than in Freeport!!! Wow!

    Congratulations on your harvest! Can't wait to have a garden cucumber... grow cucumber vines... grow!!!!!

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  9. Toni: It seems strange doesn't it? I have some garden blogs I follow that are in Canada and they are in a warmer zone than I am. It always amazes me that their gardens are further ahead.

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