Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Pound of...

...Potatoes! I went hunting around in the potato patch today, hoping to find a few small nuggets to use in a stew. I found some pretty nice sized potatoes, especially considering that last year our potatoes were marble sized. I picked maybe 6 potatoes and had a full pound!

The secret to success this year vs. last year? I read in our handy dandy Organic Gardening in the American West that potatoes like acidic soil. Our soil is alkaline. So we used acidified compost and mulched them heavily with straw, creating lots of acidic space for the potatoes to grow in.

1 comment:

Jay Dedman said...

We just harvested our potatoes too: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanishungry/3749924318/

I really couldn't believe that they grew. I'm such a city kid.

Your potatoes are huge.