Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Proud of myself

Yeah, yeah, pride is a sin.. but look!  I made potatoes!
I opted for the low-maintenance (read "no dig") polythene bag method this year.  A single potato in each PB40 bag, topped up every few days as the shoots grew, and then occasionally watered but mostly just neglected in a corner.

Today I decided the first bag looked ready: the tops were brown, either because they were dying down (ready) or neglected.  Only way to know for sure is to empty the bag... and look! I made potatoes!  These are Jersey Benne, an early variety which are to-die-for with a little butter.

Looking forward to getting into the remaining 5 bags over the coming weeks, when the later varieties are ready (the rest are Maori heirloom varieties).  Will keep you up-to-date.

1 comment:

  1. Mmmm Mmmm. New spuds, steamed and drizzled in butter. Now that's what I call a feed!