Supposedly, after your potato plants blossom there will be large enough "new" potatoes formed for you to carefully extract a few from under the plant. And who doesn't like the flavor of new potatoes straight from the garden?
Papa Pea does not like me to steal any of these small spuds; he would prefer I wait until they've had a chance to grow into BIG taters. More bang for your buck, ya know.
Today I wanted some potatoes for a special dinner our daughter is going to prepare here at our house tomorrow. I had no potatoes in the house. But I knew where there were some. (Shhhhh!)
I really hit the jackpot on that big one, didn't I? Note the full-sized egg I included in the picture for size comparison.
(Darn. Now I'm wondering how big that big potato would have gotten if I'd left it in the ground another month. Darn.)
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