Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Harvested Baby Potatoes and Peppers

Yes, it's raining peppers at the garden! They look absolutely gorgeous. The colors - purple, white, green, and red - are a visual treat. And yes, I pulled out one set of baby potatoes. I could have waited for a few more weeks, but then the plants were captured by caterpillars and the rains were almost rotting the roots. What's best to do was to save the produce at the earliest.

Here are a few photos of the produce:

Baby potato flowers







Update on Sep 7, 2011: I made spicy sabudana khichdi or pearl tapioca, and put the baby potatoes in it. Tasted good!



Regards,
Asha

9 comments:

  1. I love all the colors of your peppers. The season is slowly making its change here and my peppers will not be around for much longer. Happy harvest!

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  2. So many beautiful colours. As for your potatoes, homegrown ones must be so tasty. I've just planted a potato, just as an experiment and have no idea what to expect. I didn't even know that potatoes had such pretty flowers. The flowers can easily be confused with that of brinjal.

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  3. I am amazed that you have grown all this in containers. I would like to give it a try. Are large earthen pots required for growing vegetables?

    BTW never seen a purple chilli before, are those edible?

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  4. Thanks, Sage Butterfly! It's nice to see the colors; brightens one's mood, correct? Do post about the plants you plan to grow during the coming season.

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  5. Thanks, Anita! The experiment is good, and I hope you get a good harvest. Potato plants love the Sun, and if you provide sufficient water, oh, they will love you. Add manure when the stems look thick and strong. The flowers resemble that of brinjal, yes.

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  6. Thanks, Aabhaa! Not always. I use recycled plastic containers - pots, broken vessels, and so on, earthen or terra-cotta containers, cement containers, fancy porcelain containers, and so on; even growing bags. The criteria is that the roots must feel good in the containers.

    I am sure you will like this site:

    http://www.bhg.com/gardening/container/plans-ideas/plant-combinations-for-beautiful-container-gardens/

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  7. Nice to look at and good for eating... how wonderful! Enjoy and happy gardening and cooking.

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  8. The baby potato flowers are very pretty. I like those purple chilies. Your dish looks very yummy.

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  9. Thanks, Steph and AB. Small joys of cooking home-grown veggies. :)

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Asha

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