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Spuds: the first of many harvests

Grown in part shade...and yes, they are delicious.
A freshly dug up 'new potato' harvest is a wondrous thing when it enters the mouth so soon after being taken from the earth.
Chitted and grown from supermarket stock.
Look at 'em: you could kiss 'em as you would a baby's bottom.

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Comment by Dave Riley on September 12, 2017 at 21:58

Had this lot for tea with Trinidad style Eggs In a Classic Curry Sauce.

They were very nice.

We just got ourselves another chook -- a Barnevelder -- and the eggs keep a'coming. So I guess with the steamed spuds accompanying this dish -- the spring onions and tomatoes were also outback harvests with the only exotic import being a simple curry powder.

I planted a lot of spuds and these shaded ones (4 hours of direct sunshine/day )were the first to signal they were ready to be dug --despite being the last 'in'. 

These didn't seem to be that thirsty --given the weather -- and the shade protected the moisture in the soil. I grew them by inserting successive clay pots (wine coolers) among the plants.

Not a bumper crop but, in the conditions, I'm delighted.

The ones we planted in the school garden seem to have come on just as well.

In both cases I chitted produce I carefully inspected before planting. The annual seed potato scarcity game drives me crazy. I got a good variety of spuds into the dirt staggered to suit me. Coles was primarily my source as that supermarket offers a larger range of potato types than Woolies. I'll hold over some of the harvest for next season.- -- but this time I went for the largest variety I could collect. I think I managed to muster six -- with three of those options in the photo.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on September 12, 2017 at 20:40

They look absolutely wonderful. I can just dream of freshly dug Spuds.

Comment by Susan on September 12, 2017 at 18:16

Envious - I don't have much luck with potato's

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