Monday, August 5, 2013

Garden Harvests - August 5, 2013

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This past week was exciting because I harvested my first potatoes that I have ever grown.  I have always wanted to grow them, but this year I actually planted some Kennebec white potatoes in my coca cola cooler planter box.  I harvested about 7 pounds and the potatoes were decent size.

We have eaten them all week, and they taste so good.  I made home made french fries, potato chips, and garlic mash potatoes.  I am considering replanting them for a fall harvest.

Freshly dug potatoes


Almost 7 lbs


Here they are all clean and ready to go.


Nice pepper harvest this week too.


A few more tomatoes


14 comments:

Jenny said...

Beautiful potatoes and peppers! They taste so much better when they're young just out of ground!

Annie*s Granny said...

Will you ever have a potato-less garden ever again, now that you've tasted how delicious home grown ones are? Of course, you'll have to try other varieties now...a red, a gold, a blue ;-)

GrafixMuse said...

I was just thinking of you today as I looked at my potato patch and saw the Kennebec foliage was dying back. So glad to see you had good results with your Coca Cola cooler planting. Your peppers and tomatoes look good too.

Kris said...

Jenny - You are right, those were some tasty potatoes.

Granny - I think you are right about that, and I do want to plant a red variety.

Rachel - Thanks, that is kind of you to say. I hope you are having good results with your chickens.

Sofia Sana said...

Verry exciting
I could able to believe this as first potatoes...
First harvest itself yield more...
I would agree
thank you

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Melbourne said...

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Thanks for sharing the idea there would be some apprehensions from segment but i am up for it.

Sheamus Warior said...

tresery

makegardening said...

It looks very fresh, I would like to also grow like potatoes or tomatoes like you but I do not have a place to grow, if you have any suggestions what should I do?

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Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

I planted some "first Potatoes" a couple of years ago, that didn't do well , so you can see you did better than me. I'm still trying to get better and think of you often. Love ya! Ginny

Kris said...

Miss Ginny,

It is so good to hear from you. I have missed you too. Please stay in touch and let me know how you are doing.

Endah Murniyati said...

Your potatoes and pepper look so wonderful. I never succes in growing potatoes. Maybe the weather is too hot. Thank you for sharing.
Endah
Indonesia

Kris said...

Endah,

Thanks for the comment on the potatoes. It is good to hear from someone outside of the United States. This was my first year growing potatoes and I am pleased with the results.