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06 July 2014 @ 03:36 pm
potato harvest!  

potatoharvest Potato harvest!

Our potato plants have been looking a little sad and yellowing and some were starting to die, (no idea why: too much water, not enough water, not enough room, too many slugs…?), so we thought we’d dig up the most pathetic of them and this is what we got! Young Indiana and I are very pleased. :)

They’re Maris Piper variety, which are as close to Yukon Gold as I’ve found here. V. tasty. We were very excited at finding the biggest one in there, and this was from our small growing container, so I hope there’ll maybe be some full-sized potatoes in the bigger ones. :)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

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Jason Drakejasondrake on July 6th, 2014 04:35 pm (UTC)
some of those look salt potato sized. Have you ever tried potatoes that way?
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on July 6th, 2014 05:53 pm (UTC)
Potato plants start to die back when they're done producing. Maybe it is just the end of your season there?
Minphantomminuet on July 7th, 2014 03:50 am (UTC)
They look very nice. I cleaned up at the parents' garden this weekend, even though it's pretty tiny.