27 June 2008

Spuds

I spotted our first potato flower today—a bit later than last year's first, but that's to be expected since we planted them late. The Yukon Golds and the All Blues are loaded with buds, but so far none have popped. We got some much-needed rain tonight, though, so perhaps they'll be inspired to show themselves tomorrow.

5 comments:

Blogging Molly said...

This is our first year growing potatoes - no buds yet, but I can't wait!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Hey! I just posted a pic of my first Yukon Gold flower tonight, too! Yours is purdier, though. Nice shot. :-)

After seeing your post, though, I'm delighted to find that, at least with the 'taters, I'm not as far behind everyone else as I thought I was!! Wahoo!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Wait, I just reread your post. Is that a Yukon Gold flower or something else?

el said...

Do let us know how your All Blues do. I'm considering them for next year. We had our first spud harvest this week! They were between the size of quail and guinea eggs, and oh so very tasty.

CeeCee said...

I'm jealous. My potatoes got hit with early blight this year and it wiped out my crop. We got one really good dinner (boiled, lots of real butter, fresh dill) and then I had to pull up the rest of the crop so it wouldn't infect my tomatoes. :(