Monday, June 10, 2013

Spud Harvest 2013

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We were very excited to get out to the garden this morning to harvest our first tub of spuds.  The plants are drooping now but were still taller than some of the little ones.
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We dug in to feel for potatoes.  But soon decided it would be easier to pull off the tops first.
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Once the tops were off we started to dig again.
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Many hands made quick work at finding the spuds.  We had to dig deep down to the bottom of the tub.  There may be some still at the very very bottom.
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As we dug we found some of the original seed potatoes that started this adventure.
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We took our bounty into the school to count them.
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After a good scrubbing, using toothbrushes, we counted them.  Our first tub produced 42 potatoes.
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After sorting them by size we determined there were more medium sized potatoes than large or small.

Time to cook.
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       Cut and boiled potatoes for our first taste test.
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From raw to boiled, from garden to taste.  Tomorrow we’ll make potato bread.
Next  week we'll harvest our second tub with our grand friends.

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