The blue potatoes are the earliest of the varieties that we planted. They are already dying back. I wanted some fresh potatoes for the week, so I got the potato fork and went a'digging.
I dug a 3 foot section of potatoes and harvested 5 pounds, 13 ounces.
I have about 90 feet of potatoes planted. If they all produce as well as the blue ones are producing, that will be 175 pound of potatoes. Hoo, doggies.
(I'm really glad they are not all blue!)
We shared some with neighbors this evening - thanking them for horse manure that we use in our garden, or for plowing our driveway last winter, or just for being so nice. Or all of the above.
I'm sure we'll share some more, but I think I'm going to try dehydrating some this year too. That might be fun...interesting...or not. Have you ever dehydtrated potatoes? Or, do you have suggestions for other things I could try?
I'm already planning to take all the ones that get nicked or otherwise damaged and use them first. If I have a lot like that, I'll make mashed potatoes and freeze them. Mostly, I've always just stored potatoes, like in a root cellar or dark corner of the basement. I've wondered about canning them, but they keep fairly well here, so it seems like a lot of trouble....but if you have suggestions, please share them - I'm all ears! (eyes?)