Friday, July 5, 2013

Baby Potatoes, The Harvest Has Begun

One of the significant milestones of the summer garden season is the start of the Baby Potato harvest. This afternoon I dug about 30 pints of very nice baby red potatoes. With the long days at the end of June they grow very quickly.

One indication of the start of the harvest is when the blossums appear on the tops of the plants. Those first few flowers are a harbringer of the small beautiful potatoes we wait patiently for. Just so happens we start picking peas this week too. Peas and potatoes baby, it doesn't get any better than this.

We plant extra potatoes for the first harvest as those are often small and sparse. We go through a lot of plants to get those first few potatoes. We plan ahead for that, but that is why those early potatoes command a premium price.

There's nothing better than a few roasted potatoes with rosemary or some boiled potatoes with cream sauce.

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