A few weeks ago, for my own sanity, I opted out of the commuter gardening. I needed a break. I’m still taking that break, but the garden and master gardener are going full tilt. I’m going to take a break from my break this weekend in order to help with the potato harvest. Goodness knows, we’ll need all the help we can get. Last year we planted 15 pounds of potatoes and harvested 200 pounds. This spring we planted 40 pounds of potatoes — you do the math!
Need a little crop mob? Post approximate location and contact info in Facebook…
Hmmm, I don’t know that this is quite big enough to justify even a little crop mob, although that is something to remember. I think we already have one extra person on board.
Holy Moly! You’re gonna have potatoes coming out your ears! Hope you’ve got a plan for storing them!
I ended up with a pile of volunteer potatoes this year and I’m not entirely sure when the best time to harvest is… there seems to be vast disagreement on this point all over the web. Any thoughts?
Harvest potatoes after the plants have started to yellow and look like they’re starting to die back. If the plants still look healthy and green, let them keep going. So saith the garden master (i.e., Mr. Green Life).