This past weekend after pulling up the remaining Green Arrow pea vines, and I was able to harvest a little over 4 pounds of yummy peas. I don’t know why, but every year I get sucked into planting peas. Don’t get me wrong, we love fresh peas, but this year I’m going for poundage, and if I had to do it all over again I would have bypassed the peas altogether, and planted squash in their place on June 1st instead.
Even though the pea harvest was nothing to write home about, the volunteer potatoes I found hiding beneath the soil were pretty awesome. I harvested 13 pounds, 2 ounces. Not a bad for something I didn’t even plant in the first place.
So after digging up the potatoes, I was left with a large naked bed of land.
What did I plant?
Why not? We like potatoes, they store well, and I need the weight.
Plus… I think an excess potatoes harvest would be much easier to barter with than a bunch of Swiss chard. Let’s just hope Mother Nature doesn’t have an early frost planned for this fall.
P.S. Do you think it’s too late to plant potatoes? Am I nuts?
Don’t want to wait to harvest your own potatoes? Amazon has a 12 pack of Libby’s Canned Potatoes on sale for $9.89/$.82 each shipped when you use the subscribe and save option at check out.
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