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The Beginning

August 10th, 2013

Earlier this week I harvested the first new potatoes of the year.  My potatoes went in the ground a little later than I had hoped, if they were planted earlier I would have had fresh potatoes long before now.
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These are ‘Red Gold’ potato, an early potato, reaching maturity at 70 days.  When the vines first started to die I thought they were blighted, but then I remembered that they were just a short season potato.  We are certainly enjoying these little beauties (I planted them close together so they’d be small).  There’s nothing quite like fresh potatoes after being without for 4-5 months!

Have you harvested any potatoes yet?

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