Monday, February 16, 2009
Summer 2009:: Potatoes
So, this year, I grew my first crop of potatoes - ever.
Who knew it was so easy?
You just chop em up and stick em in.
And who knew they came with the added bonus of these beautiful little flowers?
(probably, lots of people knew that)
I stuck them in around October. I don't really know what the "rule" is for watering potatoes, but I watered them every couple of days which seemed to be often enough.
By January we were eating them.
I don't think I actually "harvested" them correctly, coz I pulled out all the little ones as well as the full grown ones.
They are Kipflers.
I don't think I'd grow this variety again.
They are okay - with a consistency like roasted chestnuts.
Next crop - Purple Peruvian Potatoes.
Photos: The Vegie Patch, Ararat - Dec 2008/Jan 2009