The weeny one are really child friendly. Mind you DS only ate potatoes when they came from the garden, so now our supplies have runs out (grew first earlies!) he insist on having 'bit cheese peas, mummy', before eating! What variety did you grow? We gre Jersey Royal, delicious, but not as waxy as we thought they would be.
I can't remember what they were They had bright purple skin (which went grey when cooked sadly) and it said they were blight resistant on the packet. We planted them march and since early august I've just been reaching in and pulling a few potatoes out Then yesterday noticed the foilage was turning a bit so I dug them up.
Theyve made absolutely fab roasties and mash but not so good for baking.
Next year I'm going to pay attention as to whether they were earlies or what not!
We grew potatoes during my entire childhood, and were pretty much self reliant.
We would always eat the smaller ones (not the tiny ones) and keep the good ones for seed potaotes. All the potatoes were stored in a massive wooden potato crate in the basement, where it was cool and dry, and dark. Whatever was left in the spring, would be planted. The would all start growing "roots", but we just ripped the "roots" off the potatoes as we prepared to cook them.