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Jun 4, 2011

Digging out potatoes for test

 How can we see when we should harvest potatoes? I've been wondering when I should but today I found some leaves of potatoes have turned into yellow and fallen on to the ground, which is a sign for harvesting potatoes many gardeners say. So I dug out some potatoes for a test and see if I can harvest or not. 

 Before digging out, I thought it was still early to harvest them but my assumption has changed into my hope! I dug the smallest potato sprout but 5 or 6 middle size potatoes were found in the soil!! A half of all leaves of my bigger potatoes are yellowish so in a few days I can harvest most of my potatoes!
 The point I worry is the size of potatoes. The early start of a rainy season might shorten the time for potatoes to getting ripe.


-- from iPad

8 comments:

Mark Willis said...

Freshly harvested new poatatoes are SO GOOD! It is flavour that is important for these, not quantity. The appearance of flowers on the plants is also usually a sign that the tubers are nearing readiness for harvesting.

Bom said...

Good for you! Congratulations!

The Sage Butterfly said...

Yummy...think you made the right decision. Have a good feast!

takaeko said...

>Mark
Yeah! Fresh potatoes must be cooked while they are Fresh, I believe! My wife baked the potatoes with topping butter and dropping a little soy sauce on them. Oh,,,yummy!

>The Sage Butterfly
I will harvest all of my potatoes this weekend if weather permits.

Why I garden... said...

Always great to see potatoes being harvested, hope I'm as lucky!

takaeko said...

>Why I garden
Hi, Why I garden. Thank you for visiting my blog.
I planed to harvest all of my potatoes this weekend but decided to postpone it since heavy rain is expected.
Good luck with your harvest!

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fer said...

Your potatoes look very good! I am sure they will taste as delicious as they seem. I wish I could have some growing too