Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Potato Harvest in 12 pictures!

First of all, apologies for not posting for a while. It's the end of the school year and I've been so busy with the usual activities - class trip, sports day, tests, report writing, preparing for your next class, passing on info about your current class etc etc - that sleeping has been my main priority!

Anyway, somewhat later than the actual event, here is my pictorial story of my triumphant potato harvest.......All good gifts around us.....

Off to the garden. Hmm....slim, model-like figure there.....  ;-)
Attempting to dig them up. Problem: because they're growing in a tub the roots are all tangled up together....
....and I can't pull them up as I'd hoped.

Right! Time for the secateurs!

 Rueful look at all the foliage cut down. (Bunny feasted on these later!)

Now I can get to them!

Try the garden fork. Nope. Not enough leverage.

Aha. A hand fork works!

The first potato!!!! The variety is 'Desiree' with this lovely pink skin.

The whole crop from one tub. Now to scrub, cut and cook them.

The onion harvest, drying on the lawnmower box. A couple of these to cook too.

The finished dish! I was surprised and disappointed to find the beautiful pink colour disappeared when cooked, but they still tasted delicious. The highest praise came from teenage daughter (who took all the photos by the way) who pronounced them to be "right good". Praise can go no higher!


  1. It's good to "see" you again. I was wondering when you were going to make another post.

    Looks like you had a productive day harvesting the potatoes. Potatoes are one of my favorite things to eat, although we don't harvest potatoes here in Suburbia Land. :)

  2. Isn't it wonderful to prepare a meal and know that most of the food originated from your very own garden! We had our first potatoes last night, Yukon Golds, boiled and tossed in butter and parsley, yum, yum.

  3. Mmmm....potatoes in butter, with a little bit of salt.....I'm drooling now!

  4. Congratulations on your potato harvest!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comment! I hope you'll drop by often!


  5. You can't beat a homegrown, freshly dug potato. Delicious.x

  6. Hi,thanks for visiting me today...I wanted to answer your grandchildren call me meme...except the baby... he started out calling me ma maw but,has change it to meme as of late.Come any time...I love the visits. Your potatoes look yummy...I love home grown anything over store bought...blessings