I lost all patience this week and dug up our potatoes after what seemed like an eternity of growing (around 15 or 16 weeks). Michelle suggested that when the leaves started to die and go yellow this was a sign they were ready to harvest and since there were a few yellow leaves and not a whole lot of growth going on I made a family decision to dig right in!
We were probably about 3 weeks too early because we dug up a lot of 'baby' potatoes, but overall I was impressed with our first potato crop. Another reason I was so eager to dig is because North was feeling a bit stir crazy after a lot of rainy indoor play this week and there is nothing more soothing on a toddler's nerves than digging in the dirt. He was ecstatic with excitement and spent a good part of the morning digging through the dirt searching for potatoes.