Here is one plant pulled, not bad right? In total I ended up with 2 pounds, 4.2 ounces of spuds......
My wee one was excited to pull potatoes and box them, that is until she spotted a worm in the dirt.....and then she was worm collecting instead of potato collecting. My 6 year old had zero interest what so ever.
Some of the potatoes were quite small, but they taste good anyway. If I had left this bag be I probably would have gotten another 15-20 potatoes out of it...there were way too many potato buds, and small spuds to count. For fun I cut the stems back and stuck some root masses back into a grow bag with fresh compost. Not sure if anything will grow, but I couldn't resist!
(Look at all those Red Cloud babies in there!!)
I am content with the yields out of this grow bag. I put in 4 or 5 seed potatoes and took out well over 2 pounds of new potatoes. A mature harvest would have yielded even more......not bad for a bag full of dirt right?!? (I don't think I will see a ten-fold yield of these babies, but things are already going better than they did last year. And really- do I need 70 pounds of potatoes?)
The Final Product:
Garlic Potato Salad from Simply in Season
6 C new potatoes, cubed
(Boil until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.)
6 garlic scapes, or 3 cloves garlic* (minced)
*( I used green garlic)
1 C green onions (minced)
1/4 C olive oil
2 T Balsamic Vinegar
2 tsp fresh rosemary (chopped)
S & P to taste
-Combine dressing ingredients in a large bowl and mix. Add potatoes and toss to coat; Chill about 3 hours before serving.
This salad is different, a welcomed change from the usual mayonnaise based potato salad. It has that garlicky-onion tang going.....Mmmm. Best part is all but the oil and vinegar came from the garden.