What Lies Beneath

Above and below ground goodies

I love digging carrots and potatoes. I think it’s the element of surprise. I just don’t know what I’ve got until it comes up out of the ground. Carrots tease me with a hint of their shoulders, but they often keep their true selves hidden. Each time I pull a carrot I predict it’s size and shape. I’m wrong more often than I’m right and I like that. There’s no telling what I’ll uncover when digging potatoes. A large cluster of good sized beauties or a scrawny clump of a few puny tots are possibilities. Delight or dismay. Then there’s the outrage of finding that some devilish moles have been feasting on the fruits of my labor with no above ground sign that they’ve taken up residence in the potato patch. I just started to dig the potatoes. I’ll harvest some each week for the next few weeks. So far, so good. Magic Molly are small purple potatoes rich in antioxidants and flavor. Yukon Gem has a buttery yellow flesh with a thin tan skin. It’s yummy.

Along with the potatoes and carrots we’ll also have:

  • Fresh Garlic!!
  • Collards
  • Swiss Chard
  • Escarole
  • Kale
  • Zucchini/summer squash
  • Cucumbers – coming out of my ears – 1/2 price sale this week
  • Beets
  • Herbs – basil, cilantro, parsley, dill

Open Friday 11am – 6pm

2 thoughts on “What Lies Beneath

  1. Looks (and sounds!) great!! If you have a few extra cukes can you put them aside for me.to pick up sunday or monday? I’m in lake george until tomorrow.

    ~Doreen

    On Fri, Jul 17, 2020, 12:08 AM Stone’s Throw Garden wrote:

    > Stone’s Throw Garden posted: ” Above and below ground goodies I love > digging carrots and potatoes. I think it’s the element of surprise. I just > don’t know what I’ve got until it comes up out of the ground. Carrots tease > me with a hint of their shoulders, but they often keep their ” >

    • Hi Doreen, Yes, I have extra cukes. Let me know when you want to come by.

      On Fri, Jul 17, 2020 at 8:16 AM Stone's Throw Garden wrote:

      > Respond to this comment by replying above this line > New comment on Stone’s Throw Garden > > * Doreen Hill commented on What Lies Beneath > * > > Above and below ground goodies I love digging carrots and potatoes. I > think it’s the element of surprise. I just don’t know … > > Looks (and sounds!) great!! If you have a few extra cukes can you put them > aside for me.to pick up sunday or monday? I’m in lake george until > tomorrow. > > ~Doreen > >

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