HUGE things to share.....

Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)October 17, 2006

On the picnic table....

Purple Potatoes

Parsnips

Konrad

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
northspruce(z3a MB CDA)

Beautiful Konrad! What are those purple potatoes like? Did you eat any yet? Can you take a picture of the middles? They look so cool.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2006 at 8:45AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Laurie_z3_MB(sw MB)

Wow, your purple potatoes got 10 times bigger than mine did! Out of 3 hills I only got an ice cream pail full, and the biggest would have only been maybe 5" long.

Gill, I mainly grew them for the boys, so I made fries out of them one time. I was kind of hoping that they would turn white when cooked, but nope, purple they stayed. I didn't find them terribly appetizing, but I'm sure it was the colour that mentally turned me off. I've still got a few left, maybe will have to try them baked.........and with a blindfold!LOL

    Bookmark   October 17, 2006 at 9:23AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
valleyrimgirl(2b)

My DH and I like the purple potatoes also. The kids, when they were living at home, didn't really like the purple color but ate them anyways 'cause really they taste no different than white potatoes.

Last year (spring 2005) McFaydens didn't have any purple potatoes so I ended up buying Caribe (purple outside, white inside). I planted some of last year's Caribe as seed potatoes this spring. They also taste like normal white potatoes.

Since I didn't plant my potatoes until mid June the harvest was smaller than usual. Two of my sisters do farmer's markets and both of them had extra this summer so I don't have to worry about getting any from the store this winter.

Brenda

    Bookmark   October 17, 2006 at 9:53PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

Thank you all!

>>Did you eat any yet? Can you take a picture of the middles?

Yes I can,...when cooked or raw?...well I can do both.

Brenda is right!....they taste same as regular ones.

This is a better picture, [sun behind]

It was good growing season, these are early girl's
Konrad

    Bookmark   November 20, 2006 at 10:14PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
valleyrimgirl(2b)

Konrad, what did you make/do with all your tomatoes? They look beautiful.

I notice that your potatoes have scabs on them. The first five years or so after we added manure to our garden I had a lot of scabs on our potatoes also. Since the scabs are only skin deep I didn't worry about it. Did you just recently fertilize the portion of the garden where the potatoes were planted?

Brenda

    Bookmark   November 20, 2006 at 11:02PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

Thanks Brenda
>>what did you make/do with all your tomatoes?
Allot we gave away, some I sold to the a local Pizza Restaurant, some we caned, allot we ate everyday, yesterday
we just finished them.

I have scabby potatoes every year, some verities are better then others for scabs, it doesn't bother us, after you peal them they are fine. I haven't really fertilized them, the garden is in a low area in the property with black sandy soil and
I don't think it makes a difference if fertilized, they say the scab comes from a fly, laying eggs into the tuber,
then they will go inside, I have put a little cast Iron shavings on top of the soil when planted, for additional nutrient and to see if it helps with scabs, ...but it didn't. One year when I put cast Iron shavings around the cabbage plant it helped for root maggot. This year I used news paper and it worked too.
Konrad

    Bookmark   November 21, 2006 at 1:10AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

We just eat the big purple potatoes, here a pic from the inside.

    Bookmark   January 13, 2007 at 12:01AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Canada's Quest to Breed Super Hardy Roses Article
I came across this interesting article on the rose...
prairie_northrose (3a north of Calgary, AB, Canada)
Mature spruce with double leader
Hi everyone, I have a question that I can't find the...
Violetjune Zone 3
Has many one tried calgaryplants.com for roses?
I came across this site, http://www.calgaryplants.com/collections/roses,...
prairie_northrose (3a north of Calgary, AB, Canada)
Toka plum almost ready to flower in calgary
Like the title says today I was doing my pruning for...
mattpf
Mahogany Splendor Hibiscus
I was wanting to grow this hibiscus. Everything I've...
marricgardens
Sponsored Products
Pre-owned Barcelona Style Cocktail Table
$765.00 | Chairish
New York Yankees Salt & Pepper Shakers
$12.99 | zulily
DENY Designs Valentina Ramos 4 Owls Outdoor Throw Pillow - 13510-OTHRP18
$49.00 | Hayneedle
Great Northern Popcorn 6000 Roosevelt Antique Popcorn Maker - 6000
$298.98 | Hayneedle
Pre-owned Original Painting "Traveler" by Julia Contacessi
Chairish
Remer by Nameeks J41 Wall Mount Bathroom Faucet - REMER J41
$259.00 | Hayneedle
Dorothy Garden Statue - 1032
$39.99 | Hayneedle
Mother Poem Personalized Print
$16.99 | zulily
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™