Monday, May 31, 2010

Eat Local part II

The latest from the garden.

Spuds are one of those ineradicable plants, like horseradish or asparagus. Once you've planted them, you will have them forever. We last planted potatoes three or four years ago, but every year a couple of small plants come up. They're the nutritional and horticultural opposite of spinach: piles of starch and calories but not much else, and amazing yield. This is from two very sickly, spindly, single-stemmed plants that were buried in a patch of weeds and almost completely destroyed by slugs.

I'm sure that I left one pea-sized little spudling down there, and I'm sure I'll have the same thing next year.

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