Saturday, August 10, 2013

You Say Potato, I Say Tomato

Thursday night brought a lot of rain.  Localized flooding ensued.  The East Branch of the Owego is just 1/4 of a mile from our place.  The low-lying fields by the river were flooded . . .

Our creek was running high, but we had no flooding at our place.

The heavy rain knocked the plants in the garden around.  I had to re-stake the tomatoes, but we had no drops.  I finally got to pick a few . . .

Our plants are so laden with tomatoes that they a drooping right to the ground!  This is a calm before the tomato picking really gets going!

I decided to harvest the potatoes.  We had 16 plants (the results of 4 individual potatoes).  I figure we got about 50 pounds of potatoes.  Wow!

We have to let the potatoes dry out a bit, then we will pack the dusty potatoes away in bins and keep them in a cool, dark place.

We need to figure what we'll put in the potato beds for some fall crops.  Any suggestions?