I finally got done with the red potatoes. We picked over 6 five gallon buckets off one row. These are the variety " Red Pontiac".
Everything from new potato size to the size of a tennis ball went into jars. I stopped at 40 quart jars. We saved the biggest ones and O Wise One has been slicing them and coating with olive oil and roasting on the grill. Lots of big ones left some reaching as big as 2 pounds each. These two are sitting on a nine inch dinner plate. What a difference abundant rain in the spring makes as long as it is not too much!
We did not mulch these with straw as usual because of the rain but rather left off the straw and hilled them with soil because the straw holds moisture and we were afraid they would rot. No straw equaled more weeds though !
They were wonderful and firm and canned beautifully. Not one jar out of 40 did not seal. We have not dug the white "Kennebec" variety yet.
Blessings from The Holler
The Canned Quilter