I was afraid to see the results. I knew I had all this rain that occurred in the recent weeks. My squashes were dead. My tomatoes caught diseases. My cucumbers leaves were turning colors and I knew the disease had hit them. My melons were on their way as well. I was dreading dumping my bags of potatoes to see the results. I have to say that I was disappointed in the results. Next year I will have to make some changes in my garden to handle the challenges I occurred this year. Per the newscaster, we got over a foot a rain here for Central Arkansas and is still counting.
Here are the before pictures.
I honestly didn't know what to think about this. On the right, I was just like....this can't be! I kept digging and digging in the bag. I dumped it out until I had no more to dump out. I was in total shock. On the right, some were split from all the rain we had. I had to throw them out. I had only two left.
These did not come to full size at all. As you can see I put a quarter up to them so you guys can see how big the potatoes got. I ate some the other day. They were pretty good. I sauteed them and seasoned them really well. Even baby girl ate them. I only wish they had come to regular size potatoes. I will put some of these in some stew or even put them with some roast. Potatoes and carrots are always great with a roast.
This is all the potatoes I got from my garbage bag of potatoes. This was my very first year growing pototoes. We will see how next year ends up. Hopefully not a lot of rain.
The future belongs to the few of us still willing to get our hands dirty.