Potato Harvest So-So, Summer's Fault - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Potato Harvest So-So, Summer’s Fault

Published September 15, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
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Harvest is upon Reykjavík’s allotment gardens and unfortunately for potato salad enthusiasts city-wide, the yield was not great.

RÚV reports that aggressive rain during the summer months flooded many allotments, including Vigfús Karlsson’s. Vigfús, who enjoys growing cabbage, carrots as well as potatoes in his allotment,  told RÚV that his crop was quite sluggish. “And that’s not fun,” Vigfús said.

Roughly 800 allotments were rented out to the public in Reykjavík and Mosfellsbær this summer and some were luckier than others.

Hreiðar Sigmarsson was one of the lucky few with an excellent harvest. His allotment in Grafarvogur yielded plenty of red and golden potatoes. Hreiðar told RÚV they are best boiled, caramelised or smashed.

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