This afternoon I decided that I can't wait any longer - I'm going to dig up new potatoes and eat them for dinner, even if they're so small that I have to dig up half a row to get enough for a meal.
I identified my victim:
I dug it up...
... and harvested several actual potatoes! After I'd forced Ian to be impressed, then washed them, I weighed them to see how much I'd got from one plant.
I'm not sure whether or not I'll keep this up, but I would like to have a record of what yield I get from all the veg in the garden. In the meantime, this is the first harvest of a crop I've planted in this garden, and I'm very excited about it! I'm also very much looking forward to eating my fresh new potatoes for dinner. Yipee!!!
About this blog
- Wales, United Kingdom
- In autumn 2010, my husband Ian and I both quit our jobs, sold our house and left the flatlands of the east for the mountains of Wales. Our goal is to create a more self-sufficient lifestyle in a place we actually like living. Whilst Ian will continue to earn some money as a freelancer, my part of the project is to reduce how much we spend by growing and making as much of what we need as possible. The purpose of this blog is to keep friends updated with how the grand project is progressing, but all are welcome here. If you're not a friend already, well perhaps you might become one.