Hilling up the remaining potato plantsHilling up the remaining potato plants
Just under 2 poundsJust under 2 pounds
Red Norland potatoes, freshly dug from the gardenRed Norland potatoes, freshly dug from the garden
  • Hilling up the remaining potato plants
  • Just under 2 pounds
  • Red Norland potatoes, freshly dug from the garden

On Sunday I pulled up most of my potato plants. The plants had died off, which meant it was time for harvest.

The variety I grew was (I believe) Red Norland. They grew nice red spuds. I’m not totally sure why the majority of the plants died off this early, but I’m wondering if it’s because I got them in late and they didn’t have a lot of time to develop before the summer heat hit. There are a few plants that are still growing strong, so I hilled them up in the hopes that they’ll grow even more potatoes. We got just under 2 lb from this first batch.

2 Responses to “New potatoes”

  1. My Edible Yard
    31 July 2010 at 6:45 am #

    Nice looking spuds. I know our seasons are opposite down here in sweltering south Florida, but seeing potatoes harvested in July always throws me for a loop. We don’t even plant ours till December-January-February and we harvest them in the spring.

    I know they’ll be yummy eating.

  2. CoMo Homestead
    2 August 2010 at 9:13 am #

    Wow, that is funny! I didn’t realize our seasons were that far off. I guess I just always figured that you grew things at the same time but had a longer season.


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