Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I harvested 52 pounds of straw potatoes today (22 lbs of Yukon Gold & 32 lbs of Katadin), generated from my orginal planting back on May 7th. Five pounds of each potato variety were cut up and placed in a shallow trench. The potato rows were covered with a layer of finished compost (2009 yard leaves). When the potatoes emerged, I then banked them with a thick layer of old hay bale slices. As you can see in the short video clip below, I was able to 'tickle' the potatoes out without using a potato fork, which usually stabs and injures many potatoes.