Dang, Granny - those are some nice onions! It must be nice to have the ability to grow potatoes, because I just can't do it....
Haha, EG, those are two of the smaller ones. I planted them close and pull every other one to use. The bed that has already been thinned has onions quite a bit larger than these two, which only weighed 11 ounces all together. Dang, those potatoes tasted good tonight!
They look wonderful! My potatoes are growing like gangbusters, the plants just keep getting bigger and bigger, they have outgrown the pots I planted them in! My first time growing them, and I didn't really believe they'd thrive.
Granny, I have potato and onion envy :)
How beautiful! Did you just plant those onions recently? I planted mine in fall and they never got that big!Potatoes are the best, aren't they? Did you take out the plant or just wiggle like you told me? I took out two more pots yesterday, but to reach the potatoes I had to pull everything out.
Taters! I want to grow potatoes next year. I keep saying that about so many things.
Those are beautiful onions. The potatoes are awfully nice too.
I can't wait to go dig around my potato cages! Just not today... it's 100 degree heat index but all this coming week supposed to be 78 - 80, definitely more my kind of gardening weather - hope I get some potatoes to show this week!
I didn't even try potatoes this year either. I have a couple volunteers, maybe they'll do something. You really do have that special touch.
Ooh, I was thinking potato salad!
I was just commenting on my blog last night that I am getting very hungry for potatoes to be back on the menu again. Our storage potatoes ran out a while a go and I don't think we have baby potatoes yet to steal. You have me wondering now though if perhaps I should do a quick check just to be sure! Your onions AND potatoes both look really wonderful. We have green onions that we are using regularly but they are not quite as nicely bulbed up yet as yours.
Yum! My potatoes aren't quite ready yet... so I'll just enjoy dreaming about yours. Lovely photograph, Granny. :)
Alison, I think I'm going to have to resort to using pots or bags next year. The 4'x4' area I assign to potatoes just isn't large enough for the two of us potato eaters.*******Robin, the onions are definitely to be envied. I hope the potato harvest will be, also.********Ribbit, I planted those Walla Walla sweet onions from purchased plants on March 11. Two bunches, with 65 plants in each, cost a total of $2.78. For that price, there's no way I'd bother with seeds.I wiggled the potatoes out, but they weren't easy. The ones I found were right up against the wood, and deep. I must have hilled a bit higher this year! I can see where you'd have to dump them from a pot, you'd never get your fingers in there.********Daphne, didn't you grow them last year?********The Mom, those onions are so good! I really need to start using more of them, as I had 130 of them planted and Walla Walla sweets are not good keepers. Once they get large enough, there will be quite a few fried onion rings served at Granny's house!********Erin, I'm not looking forward to our 100-plus days, but it's going to rain here again today, after only one day of sunshine.********Cheryl, I've had potatoes from volunteers in the past, but last year I went trough the potato bed with a fine toothed comb...er, garden fork. I didn't have any volunteers this year. My grandmother used to trench compost her potato peelings and get quite a crop from them.********Jan, potato salad will come next. It was too late in the day when I got that wild hare to go potato hunting, so they turned into grilled potatoes.********Kitsap, those are from the bed of smaller onions, the ones I'm just now getting thinned out. The other, previously thinned bed, is really getting some nice sized ones.********Thank you, Meredith. You'll be enjoying your own delicious potatoes before you know it!
When did you plant your potatoes? How on earthy do you have potatoes already???? (Can you tell how jealous I am?)
Thomas, I planted them on March 11, nearly three months ago.