One potato, two potato… oh

new potatoes "Orla"So I thought my new potatoes might be ready. So I dug up one plant to see.

This is the result: one egg-sized potato and one pissy rabbit turd. This represents a return on my planting investment of a half potato.

Some return.

There are no words up to the task of adequately describing my disappointment. Digging the first new potatoes is usually one of the highlights of my vegetable growing year.

Obviously not this year. The only consolation is that it’s now pissing with rain pretty much 24/7, so after the drought we’ve had I might at last see things catching up a bit.

5 Responses to “One potato, two potato… oh”

  1. Jody Says:

    Aw piss!

  2. Beth Says:

    Oh no!

    Did you dig up another plant? Mebbe it was just a duff one.

  3. Soilman Says:

    Hi Beth. Didn’t dare. Won’t look again for a week or two, I reckon…

  4. Kathy Says:

    At least yours are planted..ours would have drowned until just recently.

  5. Tanya Walton Says:

    I like my potatoes small like this…though I do like to have at least enough to feed two people from one tuber….better luck with the next one SM