Finally!! I got some potatoes from my potatoes-in-a-pot!
They are on a saucer, so they aren't as big as they appear - new potatoes, after all
Even though I've got potatoes - how many remains to be seen - I don't know if I will keep on growing them. They do take up a lot of room, and with no root cellar, if I had a bumper crop, storage would be a problem. I have all winter to decide.
A few of the vines were yellowing, so I dug and pulled them out - and found a few potatoes there! I cooked them up and had them for supper!! Yum, they were good. My favorite way to eat potatoes since childhood is boiled, mashed flat on a plate with a fork, with butter, pepper and salt.
Marisa over at Backyard Farming did a really interesting post on salt yesterday. It seems all salt is not equal. One commenter posted a link to an even more interesting article http://www.jonbarron.org/baseline-health-program/07-31-2006.php.
His comments that during processing, salt is rendered into a completely different chemical makes sense to me (someone who did not take chemistry in school). I have high blood pressure, my mother had high blood pressure and her mother had high blood pressure. I'm supposed to limit my salt intake.....but I love salty things. I'm not saying if I start using the salt they recommend I can go off my meds, but I will probably try it. Perhaps, as they theorize, the different chemical makeup will not aggravate my HBP. Getting all those trace minerals - from a natural source - has to be good.
later....They're here! The eggs arrived safe and sound, and are resting in a warm place for a few hours (per breeder recommendation) and will go under Abigail this evening. Let the countdown begin!!