Our maincrop potatoes were ready to harvest a week or two ago. The haulms had stopped growing, and were starting to lay over and die off. Although maincrop potatoes in the ground wouldn’t usually be ready just yet, we think we had hindered ours slightly by growing them in the pots.
Although handy for handling and harvesting, the pots do slightly restrict the number of potatoes that you can get from each tuber.
The plants had still done well though. I may only be 5′ 2″, but the haulms were nearly as tall as me!
We harvested one of each variety: Cara and Carolus. One white variety and one pink eyed variety.
Despite the plants starting to die off slightly prematurely, they didn’t produce a bad crop at all!
And a throwback to the harvest of some our Charlotte potatoes we planted back in February, that were harvested at the end of May. They were grown in the same way as the Cara and Carolus, but just earlier in the year.
These were very tasty, and went in the saucepan with a bit of fresh mint the same day!