Today was a big gardening day.
I pulled the rest of the potato plants and was pleasantly surprised to see how many we had. They were still small but there was a fair yield. I will definitely be planting potatoes again next year in larger and deeper beds so that they have more space to grow.
We also harvested a zucchini and yellow squash today, yum!
This was the first potato yield from the smallest plant that we had. All of the potatoes were planted in mid-March from sprouted potatoes.
This is the second yield from a single potato plant. This plant was the largest out of the potato plants.
This is the yield from today. I harvested the last two potato plants that we had waiting. These two plants seemed to have grown the largest potatoes however they weren’t the biggest stems from the group. I am interested to see what happens next growing season when they are seeded in a larger growing area.
The cilantro plant is drying quickly so I was able to harvest more coriander today. These will dry on the windowsill for about a week or so, then be put away for next growing season.
I am forever researching ways that I can make my garden more successful and to see what I can learn about growing your own food. I came across a YouTube video today (posted below) about the benefits of pruning zucchini and squash plants. He states that it is supposed to help with air flow, pollinating, and decrease blossom rot. I pruned all 4 of the plants by about 30% – 40% so hopefully this will help them grow! I’ll post an update in a week or so.
❤ La Lady Valdez