Saturday, August 14, 2010

Volunteer Potatoes

Here's the harvest of All Blue potatoes. It's the second year in a row these plants have come up on their own. It's gotten so I expect to see them come back. Hi fellas!

An unexpected guest was this vigorous volunteer potato plant spilling out of the compost bin.

Here's the whole harvest. I don't usually turn the compost, but it was worth it this time to unearth the treasure. And, as a bonus, the compost will be riper for spreading on fall beds.

These potatoes are clearly fingerlings of some kind. The leaves looked quite different from the Russian Bananas, with extra small lobes that made them appear ruffled. I think I recall some small packages of French fingerlings that sprouted and got tossed. Welcome back!

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