And then I told you how I had gleaned onions and potatoes and that I hoped they would be enough to last me through the winter.
Later I told you that some of them spoiled and I had to throw a lot of them away.
Well, today we are finally saying good-bye to the end of the gleaned potatoes and onions.
And I wanted to share with you how it all turned out.
This is the last of our onions. Pretty good for starting out with 160 lbs, huh?
We could probably still eat these, but the dust has a faint blue tinge to it, so we’re done.
We still had an entire box of potatoes left, and I was wondering if we would continue to have potatoes until we glean more this fall. We had 2 boxes stacked one on top of the other and when we finished the last of the potatoes in the top box we lifted it away, and this is what we found:
There was a secret potato growing operation happening in our spare room right under our noses and we didn’t even know it!
Unfortunately, when potatoes sprout they get soft, and I’m not a huge fan of mushy potatoes, so we’re tossing these out too.
I sure wish I had somewhere to plant all these lovely sprouts!!
Some of them got pretty dang tall. The one you see dangling had sprouts that grew up through the box above it.
It has been a lovely seven and half months, and we’ve been extremely grateful for all this free food.
I think we’ll scale down a bit this year, though.