Wednesday, October 26, 2011
One Potato, Two Potato....
Well it was time to cut the tops of the plants down. That was done yesterday.
Now they will stay in the ground, for about another 2 to 3 weeks and unless it rains everyday for the next 10 days, we will have a potato crop worthy of filling a few pickup trucks.
Last season we had cabbage in this section the season before calabasitas or zucchini squash. The land on top of our property had potatoes last and we can't plant them up there for at least two or three seasons in the same place.
Crop rotation it's called.
Hopefully since this piece of land is closer to our house we won't get hijacked like last potato season.
Someone in the middle of the night went and raided about 25 % of the crop. That equalled a full pickup truck load or more.
Our worker went up the next morning and discovered the robbery. We got a hold of the local law and they figured out who done it.
They confiscated all the potatoes, found the culprit and retrieved the pesos, we got a few pesos back and we never heard what ever happened.
Guess the law had quite a few kilos of potatoes to enjoy for a few months or more.
Strange nobody ever stole our zucchinis or cabbage....just potatoes.
Must be good taters.
Looks like zucchini will be taking that location in a few weeks, we can be certain that no one will want to steal zucchinis.
Not much different down here as it is in the states....no body wants to steal zucchinis up there either, in fact you can't give those things away.