|Red potato bouquet|
Yesterday Carter (our chief gardener) and I finished pulling out the rest of the potatoes. We had already harvested the white (Yukon gold) and blue potatoes, which were planted earlier than these red ones. When I pulled on the above-ground dying plant, what did I find at the end of them but this wonderful bouquet of red potatoes! Plus, underneath this batch were even more beautiful reds. They are my favorites, although the blue ones are actually quite tasty and make an interesting hue when mashed. So, we ended up with red, white and blue spuds to add to our garden harvest.
|Mixture of reds and whites|
The last section of potatoes ended up as quite a mixture of colors. They are definitely the best tasting potatoes I've ever eaten, but I'm not sure whether it's because I actually pulled them out of the ground myself or not. In any event, I am fast becoming an experienced potato farmer!
These pretty flowers caught my eye at the Farmers' Market on Saturday. I meant to take lots of pictures of fruits and veggies, but I got waylaid by a package of Raven Breads' brown butter shortbread cookies. I'm still trying to work off those extra calories. In fact, I'd better get off my chair and go out for a walk while the sun is shining. The days are getting shorter and shorter so I'll finish up and go make some tracks.
I don't think I've ever seen blue potatoes.ReplyDelete
What fun to work in the garden and pick potatoes like those. You are a great potato farmer, Jan.ReplyDelete
Yeah for potatoes! I love fresh out of the garden potatoes! We get Yukon Gold ones here once in a while:)ReplyDelete
You have or had a very patriotic potato patch.ReplyDelete
Home grown anything is better.ReplyDelete
Love the photo of the stylish potato farmer - and the flowers.
I'm not much of a cookie eater...thank goodness. Hope you were able to get the walk in with your busy day!! When I was a kid, I used to help my dad harvest potatoes. Well, kinda. I'd sit on a oatch of grass by the garden fence & eat raw potatoes...wipe off the dirt & munch/crunch awayReplyDelete
Blue potatoes are a new one to me.ReplyDelete
Oh how nifty! I wonder if they will grow in Hawaii, and if they do, could I use a wooden box. My daughter wants to grow Okinawan sweet potatoes - which are very healthy (resistant starch) and extremely purple. I shall google search and find the answers, mahalo!ReplyDelete
You have definitely become a potato farmer. Beautiful crop.ReplyDelete
I have heard of blue potatoes but when you mentioned them as mashed, that would take some getting use to.
Potatoes are fun to dig. It's like treasure hunting.ReplyDelete
It's going to warm up here again, so we have to get ourselves going better in the morning we we can get our walk in before it gets too warm. I wilt at much over 65 when walking.
Nothing better than potatoes that come right out of the ground.ReplyDelete
Wow, those potatoes are amazing. Thought they only grew in Idaho. HahaReplyDelete
I don't know if I have seen blue potatoes, but yours all look delicious! And the flowers--oh my! Gorgeous! :)ReplyDelete
In my day I've grown tomatoes, squash and a bunch of other stuff, but never potatoes. Seems like a miracle! My wife got some blue potatoes at the farmer's market last week. They were pretty good ... all except the color.ReplyDelete
I've never thought of fresh potatoes as tasting much different, but need to put that to the test. I love red potatoes, actually all potatoes, as long as they're not in the form of mashed or French fries.ReplyDelete
It's funny, isn't it, that when the above-ground part of the plant dies, the underground potatoes are ready? Next week I'll be back home in Seattle and I expect the grapes will be ready to pick. I can hardly wait.ReplyDelete
Your potato harvest is impressive. Never could grow potatoes in the hardpan soil here.ReplyDelete
This is my first visit to this blog, DJan. I like it. Your garden is fabulous and makes my little deck garden with two pepper plants seem ridiculous.ReplyDelete