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Jun 9, 2013

Harvesting onions and potatoes

 I mentioned about less rain this rainy season and it may affect the growth of my summer vegetables but sunny days brought me the precious opportunity for harvesting onions and potatoes. It's good to harvest them in a sunny and dry day since rain can perish harvested potatoes and onions. Today I harvested all of purple onions and potatoes.

 The onions leaves falling down to the ground show it's the time to harvest and they are not bolted. They are healthy and in a good shape with shiny purple color. I'll sliced a new purple onion to cook salad with cabbages.

 I'm not satisfied with potatoes since they were smaller than I expected. I think the planting ridge was not wider than the last season so it didn't much space for growing them.

7 comments:

Simple Living said...

I enjoy reading your blog and your enthusiasm in providing fresh garden food for your family:) Your successful harvest is your reward:) Our onion and potato won't be ready till August/September...

Mark Willis said...

Well, you win some: you lose some. Even if the potato harvest is not great, those are magnificent onions, so you can be proud of them at least!

Forskning Beta said...

i always wanted to grow potatoes in my yard, I failed 2 times. Grrr

how to grow potatoes in tropical country like Malaysia?

takaeko said...

>Simple Living
Hi, Simple Living! Thank you for visiting my blog! It's delightful for me to grow and cook vegetables for my family!
I hope your onions and potatoes will be successful.

>Mark
Failures might give opportunities for success, I believe. I feel it regrettable that I should have broaden the planting ridges for the potatoes to providing more space.

>Forskning Beta
Thank you for coming to my blog, Forskning Beta!
I don't know well about the weather in your place but I can assume that more rain are expected in your country than in Japan since your location is in a tropical zone close to the equator.
Too much rain can make them rotten so I recommend you have locate seed potatoes higher.

Jodie said...

Hi Takaeko-
I just found your blog! I am quite excited to find blogs from Japanese vegie growers. I lived in Japan for 2 years (Wakayama and Miyazaki)so its natuskashi for me to read about the seasons in Japan. I also like growing Japanese vegies like daikon and gobo here in Australia.

Forskning Beta said...

whattype of soil suitable for potatoes? i am thinking to plant them in polybag, so that i can move them especially during monsoon season

Learning to be Self Sufficient said...

What a wonderful bounty! They all look good to me. Congratulations on the onions!