The potato bed -- Bed 5 -- July 23, 2011

Bed 5 - "The Potato Bed" 23 July 2011

This was the “potato bed”. The front (Southern) half of the Bed was harvested ~10 August, and we got ~6-1/2 lbs. of yummy, delicious, Russian fingerling potatoes.  These are small and odd shaped and are spectacular just boiled, with their skins. I’ll be saving 2 lbs. for seed potatoes for next Spring.  Michael, my husband, planted the potato bed this Spring 2011–I don’t recall if he added compost before hand. LESSON LEARNED: Potatos are “hilled” up so the picker knows where to harvest them!!!