Saturday, October 8, 2011

Potato Harvest

 Frank had a great idea to plant the lower field in purple potatoes this spring. He planted a couple of rows along with some onions, and corn, with intentions of putting up a deer fence before it all started to grow.  The fence never happened and the deer loved the garden!
 They ate all the tops out of the potato plants, along with nibbles on the corn too.  They don't seem to like onions, so they were fine.

 I don't think we'll be hosting a "corn maze" at our place this fall! But the small little ears that had some kernels was sugar sweet.....
We did end up with enough potatoes for us and friends to eat, plus some to keep for planting next year, in the fenced in garden area.

The purple potato is really purple, all the way through.  I can't tell the difference in the taste, but they are supposed to be more nutritious then a white potato.

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