Friday, June 19, 2009

Pot-A-to, Pot-ah-to...

We dug up our potatoes this morning because the tops were absolutely eaten ALIVE with potato bugs. Here's what the tops looked like:


Compare that with the photo I posted earlier this month:


If anyone has some organic solutions for potato bugs, I'm listening!

Anywho...here's the harvest this morning plus the remaining onions:


Anyone out there freezing potatoes? I'd love to hear your tips!

6 comments:

Daphne said...

I think so long as you cook them you should be fine. I've frozen mashed potatoes in the past. They freeze quite well.

HermitJim said...

Never froze potatoes before! But then, I always ate them before I had a chance to get them frozen...

In case it didn't show, I love "taters"...

The Hills said...

Ours have been storing well so far, but I've successfully frozen both mashed potatoes (just in a container), roasted potatoes (in food saver bags), and twice baked potatoes (baked, insides scooped and mixed with toppings, re filled, then wrapped in saran wrap and all thrown in a ziploc).

Dandelionmom said...

All that weeding and then the bugs got em? BAH! Do they have time to come back? leave a few and see if they do-- I have seen plants stripped bare by hail come back-potatos are tough. I don't like freezing them--some kinds get watery and rubbery and some do fine and I can never get it together enough to know which will work!

Kaitlyn said...

I have to say that we were very fortunate that you shared this particular harvest with us. Those potatoes roasted BEAUTIFULLY!

Sena said...

Suggestion for the potato bugs: Neem oil spray. You mix up 1/2 tsp of Neem oil (google it), 1 1/2 tsp dishsoap (emulsifier) to 1 quart water. Use as a foliar spray. It's been good for us for everything except a few tenacious grasshoppers. Otherwise non-toxic, safe for kids and pets, and doesn't seem to bother traditional good/predator insects.

There was an error in this gadget