Wednesday, April 1, 2009

...That Keeps On Giving

Here is a great example of how, in gardening, a little bit goes a long way. Last gardening season I planted a few leftover finger potatoes(correct name?) I had around the house and got a nice little crop out of that. I must not have gotten them all out of the ground, as shortly after the harvest new shoots popped up out of the ground. I just let them do their thing over our San Francisco winter without really any attention or care at all. I actually figured I wouldn't really get anything out of this second bunch of leftovers I didn't even plant! Au contraire! While doing my spring clean-up of the garden yesterday I indeed got an even larger harvest than the first time. Soon-to-be a virtually free meal of mashers. YUM.


  1. What a great surprise. I love those kind of successes.

  2. Love when stuff like that happens. I think they are called "fingerlings," but they do look like fingers! Congrats on your surprise harvest.

  3. Sounds like a nice bonus. I have never tried to grow potatos, but I've seen many people on these blogs who have--so I'm questioning why I haven't! It looks (& sounds)
    so easy! So easy, in fact, that you don't even have to be aware that you're growing them!!!!