You can eat potato leaves? How? I mean I know bugs can (mine have been decimatd) but what do you do with them? I know about yam leaves, but you have me intrigued. What kind of potato did you plant?
awesome harvest! I love strawberries, I started growing them but my plants died. I quit on them and tried another fruits to grow!your look awesome
I also didn't realize potato leaves were edible. Someone said to me the other day that some pepper leaves are also edible, that they've had them fried in some Chinese restaurant. I guess I need to eat out more. Your strawberries are producing really well! It really looks like summer from those pictures!
Nartaya - You can chop the potato leaves finely and then substitute it any of your favorite fritter recipe. I'm experimenting too, and the one I tried out last time was ok, but will try out another kind next time. Try googling fritters and you should find lots of different recipes! I planted Yukon gold and Rose finn fingerling potatoes, but it shouldn't matter, just use the leaves :)Andrea - I'm amazed at how much strawberry plants cost, when you want to buy some! I find that they're really easy to grow and they just send out so many runners, I'd pay someone to pull out some :) If you were closer I'd give you some of my plants.thyme2garden - Thanks! Can you believe we picked 13 lbs more of strawberries at PYO patch in addition to our own strawberries? It's amazing what you learn from reading everyone else's blog:) I hadn't ever used the potato leaves, until a friend suggested their fritters.
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Thanks! that makes me want to live close by! :)I do not know of anybody close by me that is growing strawberries successfully :(
Great harvests so far. I am up to my eyeballs in strawberries. This year has been my best for them, I wonder if that's due to the cool and rainy spring. I just picked a few peas this week too... but they are suffering from the heat. Oh well, I guess you can't win every year! :-)Amy
Wow, what kind do you have? Are they all sweet? Mine were small and even when fully ripe, mostly a little sour. A very few were sweet.
I'm not sure what kind they are, I lost the tag. I know they are a June bearing variety. They are very sweet, so yummy!! I have another variety that is ever bearing and those are small but still sweet. They're much harder to pick so I usually just snack on them when I'm out in the garden and leave most for the birds.
I had no idea you could eat potato leaves! Interesting! What type of fritter do you make?
Amy - If you have extra runners of the sweet variety, let me know :)meemsync - I didn't either until a friend mentioned it. I've tried two different fritters, so I can safely say, they'd fit into any kind of fritter, just replace with potato leaves. You could google "fritter" and see if you like something!
I'd be happy to share some with you! You can find my email address on my Facebook page... https://www.facebook.com/GetBusyGardening Feel free to contact me if you'd like.Amy