Sometime earlier I mentioned that I planted our potatoes in bins (you can see earlier photos here and here) so that they wouldn't use up much garden space. I love how these work and I've been meaning to post some photos of these and am finally making time to do so.
I planted several seed potatoes in the bottom of each bin and then filled the bin as the plant grew. I had wanted to use straw or leaves as the mulch but, since I didn't have enough, I ended up using dirt (leaves are like gold around here). The best thing about these (to me, anyway) is the ease of harvesting. Once I push the cage aside the boys can easily start picking potatoes.
Next year I'd really love to keep up with mulching with straw or leaves - less dirt on the potatoes that way. And there's one of the fun things about gardening - you're barely done for the year and already looking for ways to improve next year's garden.
So, of course, we've been enjoying lots of potatoes lately. Last week I made a potato crusted quiche (with cherry tomatoes and nettle!) and it was delicious (shown here before pouring the egg on top so you can see the crust).
And with the amount of potatoes we have I expect to be enjoying home fries, baked potatoes, scalloped potatoes, roast potatoes, mashed potatoes, hashbrowns...