Gardening

Sweet Potatoes Out — Onions In

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You can see what Zoe thought about harvesting potatoes. Luckily she changed her tune a few potatoes in!

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Our harvest this year was not nearly what it was last year. I bought slips of ‘Beauregard’ and ‘Purple Passion’ and only the ‘Beauregard’ produced potatoes. It was a big failure for the ‘Purple Passion’, which unfortunately took up probably half the bed.

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I think my brother was in hog heaven as he assisted Chris in digging up the potatoes. A chance to garden?? Sure!

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See? Only about half of a five gallon bucket full. Not like last year’s harvest. Oh well. Live and learn—only ‘Beauregard’ from now on. I think Curt, my brother, is going to try a white variety. I told him if he succeeds with those then the following year I’ll try them. He can be the guinea pig, hah!

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Zoe modeling the most rotund potato.

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After that, she was done and wanted to sit on the sidelines for a bit. She pulled up the clay label for the tomatoes and proceeded to read what it said. Though, now that I think about it she may have known what it said based on the fact it was by the tomatoes. But, maybe not. She stared at it contently for a minute and sounded it out pretty clearly. Her reading skills have sped up fast now that she’s in kindergarten.

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Next it was time to put in the onions. Chris and I picked up two sets of onions, Texas 1015 Super Sweet and Red Creole. I think after they counted it was determined about 200 onions were planted!

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Now we just need to plant the leeks we bought, too. It was a great weekend for gardening!

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