Digging ‘Taters

As you may have seen in previous posts, weeding isn’t my strong point. However I can do one thing, I can grow some pretty ‘taters! Potatoes are, without a doubt, my favorite veggie to grow. You plant them on Valentine’s Day, a perfectly romantic thing to do, then dig’em up around Memorial Day, just in time for a cookout! Harvesting them is like a little treasure hunt, you never know exactly what is hiding under the earth.

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I always plant 2 kinds, Red LaSoda…..

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….and Yukon Gold.

Yukon Gold is my most favorite, ever.  It is the color of pale butter on the inside and has a lovely flavor.

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They come on all shapes and sizes….

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Adorable.  Baby Potato.

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Mama Potato.

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Family of Potatoes!

I would have probably ended up with a better harvest than this but the turkeys who live by our house ate most of the tops off each potato plant and were scratching incessantly.  I figured I better save them.

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My assistant potato harvester, she works for food.

Food like this….

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Roasted potatoes fresh from the earth, now THAT’S what I’m talkin’ about!  See the Yukon Gold, how bright and buttery they are?  I’ll pick them out just like a kid will dig thru a bag of Ranch Doritos for the one with the most ‘stuff’ on it.  Or maybe that’s just me.

You have to get’em quick before someone else beats you to it!

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