Saturday, May 8, 2010

Potatoes: 40 Days and Counting

Both sets of potatoes grew enough last week to require layers of compost and straw. For the Russian Fingerlings (at the top of the photo), it was the second application; for the Yukon Golds (lower left), it was the first. The Fingerlings are mounded up so high now in their basket planter that the whole thing looks like some kind of giant muffin with weird green decorations.

It's been forty days since planting. There's a month to go -- if all goes well -- until Fingerling potato salad, and two months to go until Yukon potato pizza. Maybe I should start X-ing off the days on the calendar. . . .

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