Skin completely intact, minus the original spudSkin completely intact, minus the original spud
This was one of the most awesome things of all - the skin from the original potato I put in the soil!This was one of the most awesome things of all - the skin from the original potato I put in the soil!
  • Skin completely intact, minus the original spud
  • This was one of the most awesome things of all - the skin from the original potato I put in the soil!

I was initially concerned when I saw that my potato plants seemed to be dying off. Once I looked into it, though, I learned that the vines’ dying off means harvesting time. That’s way better than sick plants!

I started digging around one plant and look what I found – potatoes! I’m still fascinated by the idea that you put something into the ground (in this case, a potato), and it makes food for you. What a great deal!

I pulled up our first three potatoes. This variety is Red Norland. I left the rest of the vines in the ground because some were still green, but when I checked on them tonight it looked like the majority of the plants have died off. That means potato time!

If I get enough I’ll attempt to store these in the root cellar, but my guess is I’m going to get just enough to make some amazing Southwestern Potato Salad (with limes, of course) and I’ll have used them all up. We’ll see. Either way, I made potatoes!

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