This morning before the heat over took us, I decided to go out and dig up our tators. It was a plentiful harvest ya’ll!
Here is the first tator of the season.
Not bad for our little 8 x 16 backyard raised garden . . . or the back 40 as we like to call it. Ok, so we’ve never actually called it that, but I think we will start.
We got two, count um, TWO little baskets of taters! One was from seed taters purchased from the feed and seed. The other were cut up pieces from left over potatoes from the grocery store. I can’t remember which was which. Oh well.
Now here is the disclaimer. Remember the photos of our little garden about two months ago? No? Well go here for a reminder.
Here it is now.
Pitiful. Just Pitiful. It’s the heat I tell ya. Yeah, that’s it!
Ok, really what happened was I tried to kill off the bugs organically using diluted dish detergent. I killed the plants instead. Lula Bell said that I used too much detergent and burnt the plants or sprayed them when it was too hot. On some of the plants, the leaves turned brown, but then sprouted new growth. The potato plants, however, totally wilted. It didn’t seem to bother the maters at all! Can’t wait!