Saturday, July 2, 2011

Oh, Humble Spud!

It's enough to warm the cockles of your Irish heart....................well, neither of us can claim to be actually Irish, but we both have Irish forbears, as attested to by our Irish surname. And the growing, harvesting, cooking and eating of potatoes certainly appeals to some deep racial memory in both of us........Potatoes - we love 'em!
We did go a bit overkill on potato planting last summer - three varieties and some heavy crops. Yesterday, Bob dug the last of them - around 40 kilos. That should see us through the winter! We grew Pink Firs (delicious and prolific), Pinkeyes (BIG!) and King Edwards (smooth, even, good bakers) To celebrate, last night we had potato soup and potato and rosemary pizza. As I said; enough to warm the cockles of your Irish heart! Come to think of it, potatoes figure strongly in Northern German cuisine, so I'm doubly doomed!



7 comments:

Melinda said...

You've got a nice lot of spuds there. I used to think it wasn't worth growing them for the space they took up, but the price has gone up so much, it's definitely worth it.

Susie McMahon said...

With five acres to muck around in, space isn't an issue for us, Melinda. We like to grow our own vegetables mainly because we know what they are growing in and what has been put on them.........and for the superior flavour. I don't know what they do to commercial carrots, but sometimes they seem to be tainted with a keroseney taste.

Cody Goodin said...

Love potatoes wish we could grow them. Alas we have a tiny yard and manage herbs and tomatoes.

Susie McMahon said...

If I had limited space and could only grow a couple of things, tomatoes and herbs would be my choices, too, Cody!

Jo in TAS said...

Oh Yum, homegrown is always best and I love potatoes!!

Hi, I'm Chris said...

Hi Susie
I've just planted some spuds for the first time ever. Usually they grow all by themselves from the compost. What's the bet this time i get nothing since I tried to do it the right way.
Enjoy your bountiful crop, because they are way to expensive in the supermarkets and usually always come with the "green" tinge.

bensonbear said...

I LOVE Pink Fir Apples, so good roasted in Avocado oil! We missed out last season, but this year we aim to grow lots of veggies again, so worth it! But we have to rebuild the garden fence to keep the marauding wallabies and possums out before we can do anything! UGH!

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