When I got home from work yesterday, I figured it was a good day to dig for potatoes. It's been 104 days (March 9) since I planted the potato scraps. :) I was excited! This was my 4th potato harvest and I wanted it to be successful. The potato plant was just about all dead so I figured it was time to dump and dig.
I put on my gardening gloves and I took the pot off my deck down to where I dump old dirt and plants.
I carefully dumped out the plant. The little white square in left corner of soil is the marker tag I made that says "Red potatoes". It got lost in the dirt. haha
I immediately saw potatoes falling out after dumping. :) As soon as I saw these 2 potatoes I knew I was going to hit the jackpot on this harvest. I began digging in the soil for the potatoes with delight.
I dug a total of 12 potatoes. I even have a set of conjoined twins and a tiny tiny tiny potato. :)
How awesome right?
I was so happy and came inside and showed Nate. He agreed with me that this was our best potato harvests yet. It was so simple a few little potato scraps turned into 12 potatoes.
I'm a pro at growing potatoes. :)
Here's my other 2 potato plants I have still growing. These are both the white potato variety.
I have 2 blue potatoes (purple) that I saved and I'm waiting for eyes to grow on them. Once the eyes grow I will cut them off, dry them out and plant them. Then in a 100 days (3 months) from planting, I will have my own homegrown blue potatoes. :)