Let's Get Dirty | All Blogs


Treasure hunting with my grandson

By Penny Stine

There's something about digging for potatoes that always makes me feel like I'm about five years old, digging for buried treasure in the yard. So when my five-year old grandson came over to our house this past weekend, we went out to the garden looking for potatoes.
I planted viking purple potatoes this year, with seed potatoes from Park Seed. The first two potato hills we dug were duds. Each hill contained exactly one potato. Not exactly thrilling for buried treasure-seeking five-year olds. Then we hit the jackpot and found about seven potatoes under one plant.

 


 

 

Then we turned our attention to the carrots.

Pulling carrots was even more fun than digging for potatoes, even if the carrots were tiny.

 

 

 

 

I roasted the potatoes for dinner, and we also had the raw carrots we pulled. Both were a huge hit.

I've still got a couple of potato plants in the garden and at least three in my straw bale, but the plants haven't completely died back yet, so I'm going to hold off digging for another month.  

 

 

 

 

I think taking Taylor out to the garden and showing him how to pull the carrots and find potatoes was the real treasure. 

COMMENTS

Please Login or Register to leave a comment.




Recent Posts
Of horses and dinosaurs
By BSilbernagel
Thursday, June 30, 2016

DON’T POO-POO YOUR NOISY WOODPECKER!
By Nic.Korte
Thursday, June 30, 2016

When they said shade, they meant shade
By Penny Stine
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Carrots and raspberries make a good combination
By Penny Stine
Monday, June 27, 2016

Proof
By Penny Stine
Friday, June 24, 2016


TOP JOBS




THE DAILY SENTINEL
734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050; M-F 8:00 - 5:00
Editions
Subscribe to print edition
E-edition
Advertisers
Advertiser Tearsheet
Information

© 2016 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy