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First batch of potatoes are out of the ground! My youngest was very excited to help me hunt for treasure—we got 1.7kg, perhaps 4:1, which is not brilliant, but they’re lovely big tubers grown from a grocery store potato gone mad in the cupboard.  I’m particularly pleased with that result both because my soil isn’t great (yet) and I have never successfully harvested potatoes before. My second lot—these ones in cardboard boxes full of decomposing organic matter—have finally stopped looking violently lush and started dying back, so in a few weeks we’ll get to go on another hunt. I’m almost more excited for it than my son is!

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Comment by Andrew Cumberland on September 14, 2020 at 22:29

Great job.  No wonder the lad is so excited.  I would be too. 

Comment by Barbara Tealby on September 14, 2020 at 6:16

Those potatoes look really good, Lily. I bet they taste great, too. No wonder you're excited about the next harvest.

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