Thursday, September 17, 2009

Recycled Potatoes-the results

The vines of our recycled red potatoes died a few weeks ago. We got around to harvesting them over Labor Day weekend.

Allison joined Clarence in searching for hidden treasure.

The lasagna garden technique seemed like it would make for much cleaner potatoes than planting them in the soil. Hmm, not so much.

We ran out of newspapers when making our lasagna layers and started using grocery bags. The bags had red lettering on them which led to a lot of false excitement on my part. I kept thinking I was seeing a bit of red potato, when it was only the ink on the bag.

We did end up with this bucket filled. Not as great a harvest as we hoped for, but from potatoes that were beyond their useful life, it isn't too bad.
We haven't harvested the potatoes planted from seed potatoes yet. They don't look any more promising than these, actually, but we'll enjoy them, however many we find.
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  1. That is so cool...I am living vicariously through your garden this year! Hopefully next year we will have a real garden!

  2. Well, you got great exercise for the meals :)


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