Post last updated: August 13th, 2018
I started growing Yukon Gold potatoes in the spring of 2011. I tried again in the fall just to see what would happen. I didn’t have full potatoes to plant, just some peelings with eyes that Momma gave me. Them peelings didn’t want to grow in the winter but come spring, this one popped up out of the ground. Recently, another one popped out of the ground. This one didn’t bloom but neither did last spring’s crop. I’ve heard taters bloom, I’ve just never seen it. Maybe it’s so unremarkable you don’t notice.
As you can see, this potato started looking ratty around the edges. I decided it probably had some potatoes since Glo and her husband had been harvesting potatoes. I’m all for hand digging potatoes to avoid damaging them so I got down on my hands and knees and dug around. I found two good sized and two babies.
Most of my dinner came from the garden — the two potatoes, squash, string beans, and a single yellow cherry tomato.