Today, I dug up the potatoes that you saw me plant back in this post titled “Spuds Ahoy!”. The leaves had mostly died off, and I thought I was in for rich diggings.
This is the patch after I cleared away some of the dead stalks. Now not wanting to damage the spuds, I used a small plastic garden fork and dug them all up by hand. It took a bit of time, but it took me back to the days of playing in a sandpit as a child.
After about 30 minutes of digging, here is my bounty.
Not the biggest potatoes in the world, but certainly big enough to eat. I don’t think the spud patch is in the best position, as it only gets full sun for about 4 hours a day. It gets plenty of water from the run-off from the rainwater tank, and the soil was quite moist, so it had to be the sunlight.
We had some of the purple Toolangi Delights as roasted potatoes for dinner, and they were delicious. So much flavour. At least they are enough for about a weeks worth of meals.
Oh well, better luck next year and I think I will choose a different spot.
How did your spud crop go this year?