Digging Potatoes Early
2013 has been a difficult year to start a garden in a low, wet area. There was excess water on this property even before the torrents of rain, and the soggy conditions are perfect for spreading blights.
Which is why we decided to dig our potatoes a little bit early. The yield is pretty small, but there’s always next year….
Waylon is just beginning to reach the age of being able to “help” around the house (he’s very good at scrambling eggs) and in the garden so after breakfast this morning we headed out to see if the potatoes had done as well as we hoped.
Now we’ll be keeping an eye on the tomatoes. We might end up with a lot of green tomato chutney or pickles instead of fresh salsa and sauce this year.