My cabbages are already huge and it's a month until the county fair. This guy will likely split by that time. I can still enter it in the Largest Cabbage contest. I don't water my garden, so the fast growth is due to timely rain and heavy use of sheep manure compost in the black Iowa soil. I also mulched with straw around the cabbages and potatoes.
I dug two hills of new potatoes, below. Yummy. The rest of the potatoes will sit until the fair. I'm expected a bumper harvest. (If you want to get hungry, scroll down to see the 15 Ways to Use New Potatoes below the photo.)
I posted this photo on the Living the Country Life page on Facebook. Here are some of the ways readers would cook potatoes:
- Pop them in the oven with a little olive oil, salt & garlic.
- Hash browns for breakfast.
- Fresh beans, potatoes, bacon, and onion all mixed together.
- Cook new fresh green beans and then add the new potatoes on top.
- Hamhocks and snapped green beans with those new potatoes.
- Creamed peas and new potatoes.
- Potato salad.
- Steamed with a little pepper and salt, butter.
- Fried new potatoes.
- A big pot of green beans, new potatoes, cornbread, cole slaw, sliced tomatoes.
- Garlic mashed potatoes.
- Cook potatoes with carrots and onoins in the oven.
- Potato soup.
- In a shrimp boil.
- Fresh green beans, onions, and some ham bits.