At dismissal and recess time, we would water our garden and watch it for signs of growth. We watched as stems and floppy green leaves emerged from the ground and grew bigger and stronger. As the leaves and plants above the ground started to wilt, we knew our potatoes under the ground were ready to be harvested. In mid-September the children starting digging in the garden only to find lovely large potatoes below the surface! The hot and dry weather we experienced this summer was ideal for the potatoes.
We harvested a large bushel full! Each child was able to take home a handful of potatoes to share with their families. They were very tender and oh so delicious!