Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Pick a Pound of Potatoes

I probably jumped the gun on pulling these out of the pot.

But it's been "unseasonably cool" here.

And last night I had a dream about potatoes.

So the boys and I dug into the pot.

And pulled out--


1 pound 15.35 ounces of taters.

Most are teeny weenie.

Ah well. No worries.

I think next year I'll plant them in a garbage can since there's more room here than at Squirrel Gables!

In the meantime we'll enjoy some mashed baby taters!



Blogger Yaz said...

That is pretty awesome. Next year I'm hoping to do container potatoes, myself. Do you have many left or was that the only container you planted?

7:55 PM  
Anonymous plumfan said...

I'd like to try container potatoes but don't really understand how to do it.

I have found that those little babies make really good roasted potatoes with a bit of olive oil and rosemary.

8:34 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

That's cool! "Pot" potatoes ;).

According to all of the anecdotal info I've been able to find, the garbage can method for growing spuds works really well. We do a modification of it with hardware cloth with very good results ... except halfway into the growing season, I always run out of dirt to fill the towers ;).

Hope your meal was a good one. We pulled some of our potatoes the other day, and I added them to chicken stew.

10:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey that is pretty good! But see that green one in your bowl? Make sure that you peel that or you will have the "turkey trots"! Other than that I hope you and your boys had a GREAT meal! Love, Mom

12:56 AM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

It has been nicer the last few days. I have a long sleeved shirt on today!

I never considered growing potatoes. I'm not sure why (could it be the clay soil which stunted the carrots?) They look like they're yummy.

6:52 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Or - just cut 'em in half, toss in a bag with olive oil, S&P, and some gahhhlic. Roast at 450. Yum yum yum.
Congrats on your cute taters!

8:49 AM  
Blogger prairiegirl said...

Mmmmm... fresh baby potatoes! Nothing yummier!

10:42 AM  
Blogger Ina said...

Nice taters! You might like agricultural cloth bags -- cheaper and easier to store than rigid-sided containers. Also, it's easier to start the plants in a partly full bag and fill in with medium as the plant grow. The growing medium could be soil, but non-smelly organic material such as tree leaves, grass clippings, or hay will do. See http://www.gardeners.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-Gardeners-Site/default/Link-Product?sku=36-629

11:03 AM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Roasted baby taters are pretty good too

4:08 PM  
Blogger Crafty Christina said...

I love potatoes! Awesome haul. That's kind of how our tomatoes turned out. Small!

6:51 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Well, it'll be a good meal then! Have fun next year though!

9:52 PM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

Nice potatoes! We've gotten two strawberries off our berry plants this year...the only plants I didn't manage to kill. Ah, well.

4:57 AM  
Anonymous Nik Budnik said...

I wish blogs had a "like" button. It would make things easier. Then, I would not have to think to write.
I like this.

9:21 PM  
Blogger Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Boiled with parsley and butter is what I like. THey are also good thrown in with a fish or crab boil. Did you save the eyes from other potatoes for your seeds or did you buy whatever it is you buy to plant potatoes?

8:35 AM  

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