Thursday 16 August 2012
The taste of homegrown potatoes is superior to anything you can buy at a grocery store, better then any I have purchased at roadside stands and farmers markets. Our new potatoes were quickly boiled then tossed with butter, fresh parsley or rosemary, a little salt & pepper, amazing.
This was my first year planting potatoes, it was a bit of a last minute venture. Mick and I had cleared out some old brush this spring, we had extra topsoil which I dumped where the brush formally was, ordered my potatoes and when then arrived I buried them in the dirt. Initially they did very well, but first the drought knocked them back, then when the rain came, blight finished them off. I did get a lovely early potato harvest which we enjoyed. The later variety hasn't been as productive, this is the last of them.
This fall I will be preparing some new larger garden beds one of which will be for next years potatoes. I know I can do better with a little more planning and after tasting these I cannot imagine not growing my own again.