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!!
- Swiss Chard
- Zucchini/summer squash
- Cucumbers – coming out of my ears – 1/2 price sale this week
- Herbs – basil, cilantro, parsley, dill
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