My potato plants have brought me much joy this season. It was my first try at growing potatoes. I grew them in repurposed, burlap, coffee bean bags and in a potato patch where I enthusiastically mounded the soil about the plants as I'd been told. I watered them regularly to prevent black spots and just recently started harvesting the beautifully formed potatoes. I roasted my first harvest with minced garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil. They were delicious.
Today I found out that I am not the only one lovin' my potatoes. Some critter has been sampling my yukon gold and yukon red tubers! Not just one mind you, but about a third of what I dug up. Even though I don't have a place to put all the potatoes just yet, I'll be harvesting the rest of the bed tomorrow to prevent the critter(s) from ruining the whole lot!
Here are the keepers.