After last year’s semi-success at growing a potato crop, we made another go of it. With a year of experience under his belt, Caleb planted a nice crop of organic robinta potatoes, running the rows in an east/west configuration.
After more research, I talked him into actually letting the plants flower and die back – like they are supposed to do! Keeping him from digging them before it was time was tricky. He can be pretty sneaky. So far, with about 1/3 of the crop left to harvest, we have gotten about 28 pounds of some of the most delicious potatoes I have ever tasted!
Several of them have been split – I guess growing too fast. None of them have been rotten. Yay! They slice like butter, even with a dull knife. And no matter how we cook them, we marvel at how good they taste.
Otherwise we will never be able to grow enough to suit our needs.