Monday, August 17, 2009

Bench Monday: Spud Edition

Mom and just finished digging up the rest of the potatoes. Not such a fun idea on a sunny, humid, 85 degree day. So far they are looking spared by the blight, but I am keeping an eye on them.

Total Katahdin and Pontiac Red potatoes: 229.5 pounds
(2.5 rows of about 90 feet long)

13 comments:

tara said...

i'm so jealous of your potato haul~ but also so glad that they seem to be blight-less.
229 pounds? MIne all fit into one hand this year!

Camie | Red Gate Gardens said...

Oh good golly Miss Molly...hope you have a humongous root cellar!
That really is incredible - you all, obviously, have very green thumbs...and I'm so glad they're blight-free!

dmoms said...

oh my gosh - you crack me up! how long will those potatoes last - meaning will they go bad?

obviously, I know nothing.

Kelly said...

I thought you had a large blueberry harvest, but boy, you could feed a small army with all those taters! I hope they remain blight-free through out the winter for you.

underthebigbluesky said...

that's a heck of a lot of taters!!!

potatoes are the one perfect food to me. i could eat them in any way, shape or form every day.

way to go farmer girl!

Michelle said...

That is so awesome...do you have a cold cellar? I don't think I could store potatoes here...unless I find a warmer weather variety?

Post office. Tomorrow morning. FOR SURE.

Stephanie said...

That's a lot of potatoes! I hope that you have fully rested today. Happy Tuesday!

gardenmama said...

soooooo fabulous!!!! : )

Heather said...

Holy cow! I can't believe how much you have already harvested~ Makes my 17 pounds seem even more of a failure. next year it's into the ground for sure:-D

Nancy said...

That's a bunch of tators! I loved digging up potatoes with my mom as a little girl. I always felt like I was digging for buried treasure. She stored them in our basement on old window screens. We had garden fresh potatoes all winter long.

Sarah / Bee House Hives said...

My favorite thing in the garden. We dug some yesterday, and have to finish up here soon.
229 pounds?! Wow.

theurbanfieldguide said...

Amazing! That is truly insiring, both your work ethic and the harvest. I hope you had some lemonade waiting for you at the end of it.

kimberly said...

Love this photo!!! Your potato crop is amazing, too.