Digging up the potatoes with the grandchildren
There are some pleasures that gardening supplies that are going to be great memories for those involved. Today I dug up the potatoes that were planted in the spring with my grandchildren. I got them small trowels and gave them instructions about digging gently so they wouldn't hurt the potatoes. They dug and dug and uncovering the potatoes was like finding buried treasure.
Once they had uncovered the ones near the topsoil, I came in with the big shovel and dug a large shovelful and turned it over so they could pull out the big potatoes buried deeply. They were ecstatic and couldn't have been more pleased if we were digging up gold nuggets. After we got all the potatoes out, I let them wash them off with a hose and then we brought them in the house and they insisted on washing them again, trying to use hot water to get them really clean until I told them that was not necessary. In the end it was a job well done and they were very happy with themselves and the crop. A very fun afternoon for the family.
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Posted by Marilyn Renaker at September 9, 2011 7:36 AM