On a whim, L1 and I tried potatoes this year. We had some organic potatoes in the pantry that were beyond growing simple eyes. I suggested to L1 that he plant them in the garden, and told him which bed would have space for them. So he took two, dug holes, and dropped them in. Since then we have learned that it would have been good to:
- Cut them into hunks and then plant them in separate holes
- Hill the plants when they were a certain height
Despite the fact that neither was done and potatoes from the store aren’t supposed to work for this sort of thing, we have harvested our first potatoes from our garden! I swear we’re going to have to add several more beds next year for the things we want to add to our garden.
For those of you out there contemplating your own gardens, beware! It is completely addicting. It’s so satisfying and exciting to watch things you’ve planted (and for us, most grown from seed ourselves) grow and ripen. Then, of course, there is the eating of all the harvest bounty as well. If you could grow whatever you wanted, what would your dream garden include?
“There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.” ~Mirabel Osler