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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Glimpse of the Garden: Week 23, Small Potatoes!


We harvested our "trash can" potatoes. Not the biggest yield, but we enjoyed some in the oven with some shallots, garlic and olive oil. YUM! Everything tastes better when you grow it yourself. 

Red and white potatoes. ©SBF 2015

You may remember planting these potatoes back in May, "Glimpse of the Garden: Week 7, Seed Potatoes".

Harvesting from containers is easy. We spread out a tarp, and then dump out the contents! 


Finding the potato treasures is the fun part. This step is what makes growing potatoes with kids a great project, they love to dig around in the soil!


The all red variety was a beautiful magenta color.


This year my potato plants did not blossom and were sort of spindly. I'm not sure if this had to do with the weather or some larva we found in one of the trash cans. Hopefully next year will be better! 


At risk of sounding like a broken record, for this and other great container gardening ideas check out my favorite small-scale gardening book: Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Spaces (affiliate link)

What are you harvesting? What is your favorite way to enjoy potatoes? Comment below or share on our Facebook or Google+ pages.

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