Monday, April 27, 2009

Back at it - Spuds are in!

So the Hunger challenge is done, we're back to normal and I even treated myself to just a wee bit of ice cream tonight after eating the last 1/2 cup of roasted chicken and leftover fusilli from last week in pesto that I had made the week prior.

Not a long post tonight, but I did want to tell you about the potato bins we built this weekend and got 4 varieties planted; Russian blue, Red thumb, Norkota russet and Chieftain. Here they are planted in the bins we built. The idea it that after each 6" the plants grow you bury they nearly all the way again and they send shoots off the stems to each 4 square feet is supposed to yield some large number like 100# + of spuds. We'll see... It has been a fun project and with seed potatoes, lumber so far and the making of garden soil we're in it about $45. Wish us well...



  1. This is potato madness! Looking forward to all your potato recipes now.

  2. I've never seen a potato bin. I'm excited to see the results!