Heidi September 9th, 2010
… Along with the handsome Wooga Man who thrilled at the chance to dig wildly in the dirt with me. :)
We had a great time!
I searched for wilted potato plants. And he used his man-size shovel to pour dirt on my boots. And then laughed.
I carefully dug. And he used his man-size shovel to pour dirt down my boots. And then laughed.
I walked around. And crunched on dirt under my sock. And I laughed.
My crockpot beef stew typically takes 30 minutes to make.
Today? It took 3 hours.
Now I understand why women used to spend all day cooking…
My smallest potatoes were the size of a pea. Isn’t it cute? :):)
I thought so, too. Until I found the tiny worms that had burrowed inside. After that, I had to painstakingly remove every single one from every single little potato that had them.
My largest potato was the size of an apricot. Whoo-hoo! Gettin’ big!
Except. The skin was strangely rough, course and bumpy. And when I cut through it, it was unusually hard, crunchy and bumpy.
Hm. Wasn’t sure what that meant, but just to be safe, I didn’t use them.
My carrots were great!
Albeit, deformed by the silly bags I used to start them in (that do NOT disintegrate), but still great.
Check out this hefty fellow…
… Straight out of Monster’s Inc!!
But all in all, it was a good first potato harvest!
And next time…
I’ll ask Charming to dig them the day before I need them.
I’ll pre-rinse them with a hose outside.
I’ll figure out how to grow bigger ones. And how to get rid of the worms.
And I’ll ask my Dad what the weird hard/crunchy/bumpy texture means.