- Posted July 24, 2012 by
gig harbor, Washington
This iReport is part of an assignment:
From garden to table
Purple Potatoes? No Way!
This morning I went out to the garden to pull up my pea plants and was surprised to find several volunteer potato plants hiding beneath the pea vines. I hadn't planted potatoes in this particular garden bed since 2010, so I was pretty surprised to find them.
I brought the potatoes inside, cleaned them up and put them on the scale. 5 pounds 8 ounces. Hot Diggety Dog! Not bad considering I didn't even know they were out there.
If you have never grown purple potatoes before, you should seriously consider it. Especially if you have young children. Kids love to eat fruits and vegetables they've had a hand in planting. Plus, there is a sort of "cool factor" when it comes to colorful vegetables.
In past years I've also grown rainbow carrots and rainbow Swiss chard, and this fall I'm planting purple cauliflower. I'm not particularly fond of cauliflower, built who knows, I might like it better if it's purple.