A Small Potato Harvest

The leaves of the potted potato plant were starting to yellow and die, signaling that it is time to harvest the potatoes!

I grew this potato from an old potato that was sprouting. I planted it at the end of June. You can plant potatoes as early as March or April, but potatoes have a relatively short time to maturity, so it was fine to plant it in June too.

I turned the potato pot upside down and dumped out all the soil and roots. After digging through it all, I came away with two perfectly sized red potatoes.

How odd. I was happy to see these potatoes, but I was expecting to find a number of much smaller quarter-sized potatoes as well. But two perfectly-sized potatoes is all I got. I’ll take it!

Garlicky roasted potatoes are in my future. Yum!

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