Yesterday I couldn't resist the urge to dump out the garbage can supposedly full of potatoes I had been growing the past few months!!! The plants had died and it was time. No watering for 4 days to harden the skins on the potatoes before pouring out the can! It was an exciting moment...and it was a thrill to be feeling around in the soil to see what I could find!
Well, here it is.....6 potatoes that looked pretty good....all red...plus a bonus teeny weenie baby!!! Can you see it up top in middle??? It is about 3/4 inch in diameter! LOL. It was disappointing, because I thought each plant (there were 5) would make about 6-8 potatoes...but it did not happen. :(
I washed them up...
Cut them up (they were nice and firm...just right)...
And put a pork roast on top!
Underneath is a layer of cabbage, onions and, strangely enough, some mustard greens! This should be interesting!!!
I have decided now that I should try potatoes again...and NOT care what season I grow them in, because ...well...I am experimenting! I will plant these new cuttings (once they have sprouted) along my back fence line in the partial shade for the hot months coming up...and just see what happens! I will use real dirt this time, supplemented with a lot of good stuff. Here are my new babies ready to sprout, in a shallow dish of water in the kitchen windowsill. I change out the water daily.
Oh...and I had to take a picture of my little Gretel eggplants...they are really showing their stuff right now!!!
Have a nice Thursday...and thanks for stopping by!