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Alaskachick’s First Harvest!!!

Discussion in 'The Green Patch' started by alaskachick, Aug 30, 2019.


  1. alaskachick

    alaskachick A normally quiet snow monkey

    534111B0-447B-40BD-A5B6-A4DAB43F223C. I know it’s not much, but I had to be in Seattle for medical stuff when it was time to thin them and add dirt to the potatoes. I was so excited to see how well my Yukon golds did. I was not expecting anything. The red potatoes did not do well, next year it will be all Yukon golds. The carrots and onions smelled so nice as I pulled them from the dirt, and finding all those golden nuggets in the dirt was just so cool. I drove down to the cannery just to post the picture. I almost forgot.... what do I need to do to save the small ones for seed potatoes for next year? I know they can’t freeze.....or at least that’s what I think.
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2019
  2. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Well done Momma.... The first of many harvests, fron the New Diggs.....
     
  3. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    Nice! Nothing like the smell of a freshly pulled carrot!
     
  4. Meat

    Meat Monkey+++

    Good job.
     
  5. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Great, all gardeners love good dirt and fresh produce.

    Unless you know your plant then I suggest you plan on getting seed potatoes.
     
  6. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    so beautiful !

    i save the ones with the most eyes.... each eye can be planted for more potatoes.

    small ones are ok but usually better eating... if you have several with alot of 'eyes' save those as you can cut them apart and have more seed potatoes from one potatoe.

    lovely harvest!
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2019
  7. Gray Wolf

    Gray Wolf Monkey+++

    Yukon gold taste great! My favorite potatoes. Good job!
     
  8. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor Site Supporter+

    LOL, my first thought was that you had maybe harvested another black bear. I wasn't wide awake yet. just woke from a well deserved LONG nap. Good harvest. Grab a moose roast out of the freezer and whip up a stew. Take care.
     
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  9. Seepalaces

    Seepalaces Monkey++ Site Supporter+

    I think you rocked it!! In my potato hill, I never put in seed potatoes because I never get all the potatoes out. Mine are russet, though, so perhaps the indeterminate matters.
     
  10. Oltymer

    Oltymer Monkey++

    Keep your seed potatoes in a dark place or they will sprout way before planting time.
     
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  11. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Looking good! Now if you can keep Hop-A-Long B.T out of it !
     
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  12. TnAndy

    TnAndy Senior Member Founding Member

    Love Yukon Gold.....best long keeper we've found to grow.
     
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