Harvesting potatoes requires digging them from the ground. During the digging process, potatoes can be easily damaged from the shovel. Continue reading
Nearly 50 pounds of potatoes were dug on June 10, 2013. These potatoes went through 3 heavy frosts that caused significant above ground plant dieback. Had there been no frosts, we probably would have easily doubled the harvested weight. There are 9 pounds of potatoes in this large bowl. Red potatoes are Red Lasota and White potatoes are Kennebec. Both potatoes performed exceptionally well this year! Potatoes need loose soil; watch for potato rot with excessive moisture — especially if it’s hot outside!