2015年7月19日日曜日

Not low-carbing

Our biggest crops by volume each year are rice, wheat, tomatoes and potatoes in that order. 

So three of the four are carbohydrates. And the fourth- the tomatoes? I bottle most of them as tomato sauce to eat with pasta so that ends up being a carb meal, too.

Lucky we're not low carbing it here, huh?

It has been a REALLY rainy summer so far this year.


That's just two screenshots but there have been plenty of opportunities for more like that. 

We have to harvest the potatoes when it's sunny as they need to 'dry' for a day before we store them so the skins toughen up a bit and they don't rot.

Do this properly and we'll have potatoes through till next Spring. Stuff it up and we'll have a super stinky and gross mess to clean up. 

A rare sunny day and we went to check the potatoes and the top ones were already going a little soft with too much rain so it was now or never. All hands on deck and we harvested them. We planted 2 kilo of Mayqueen, 2 kilo of danshaku and 4 kilo of kita akari on the 30th of March.




We harvested 2 crates of danshaku, 2 crates of Mayqueen and 5 crates of kita akari. 

Not bad, huh?


Now to work on drying them out.... hope the weather holds!

2 件のコメント:

Vicky さんのコメント...

Wow! It puts my one kilo of Inca Gold to shame!! (Planted too late, unhilled, keeps getting grass clippings dumped on them by DH). It will also be interesting to see if we get any potatoes at all!

shinshu life さんのコメント...

I am experimenting with the left over marble-sized potatoes from last year. I dumped them all in a trench at the edge of the garden thinking they'll make good compost if nothing else and they grew quite well. Planted really late so they haven't died back yet so who knows how they'll go but I'm looking forward to my surprise potatoes!