Monday, June 15, 2009
Potatoes With Dirt And Molasses
It was just two weeks ago today that Ed covered our newly emerging potato plants with dirt. It was with some trepidation that he did that. We had read that potatoes could be saved from a late frost by burying them. Whether it was the urgency to reach daylight again, the warmer weather,or the rain, the potatoes have been growing like crazy. Now they have been hilled for the second time, and given their second dose of molasses. Ed did see a disgusting potato bug that escaped his grasp, but on the whole the potatoes look terrific. Now we wait for our buried treasure to grow. These days the return has to be better than putting money in the bank.