On that note, we are finally enjoying some of the fruits of our labor! I had a lot of fun the other night pulling up our potato bed. Digging deep and sifting through the dirt was so addictive that I stayed out till almost 10 p.m, and got completely filthy. I could have let them go a little longer, but I was ready to use the bed for something else.
From a very small patch and with very minimal dirt mounding, this was our harvest.
I used the grape-sized potatoes in a nicoise-esque salad, along with our first cucumber, the last of our french green beans and plenty of home- grown salad mixed with fresh herbs. Very satisfying, in many ways!
I've been a bit disappointed with some of the results from other plantings-- it seems like I should be getting quite a bit more produce! Oh, well. We'll learn which plants will grow and produce well for us as we go.