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Compost Pile Harvest

September 18th, 2018

I haven’t planted any potatoes for the past couple years, but I’ve still been harvesting them from the compost pile. This year, I’ve harvested about 30 pounds so far of all colors, shapes, sizes from the compost pile.

Next year I hope to buy seed potatoes once again and have a spot in the garden dedicated to my favorite varieties. Potatoes are so inexpensive to buy at the farmers market that I quit growing them for a few years. It’s difficult to find fingerlings and ‘Purple Viking’ potatoes (which are my favorites) so I think I’ll start growing a few once again. Not many, just enough to eat new potatoes and fresh in the fall/early winter, as I can fill in with the ones from the market during the winter and spring.

Do you grow potatoes? What’s your favorite variety?

One Comment to “Compost Pile Harvest”
  1. Nebraska Dave on September 21, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Susy, I just harvest a few potatoes yesterday. I had them for dinner last night. Oh, my, goodness they were so delicious. It’s all I had for dinner. Potatoes with a little butter on them. I can’t remember the variety because the normal ones that I plant (Pontiac) were sold out. I really need to keep better records.

    Have a great day in the Maine Fall weather.

    Nebraska Dave

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

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