I decided yesterday that I needed to pull up my potato plants and throw them in the compost bin... the plants were all eaten up by slugs, wilting and turning brown. I removed all the hay off the top and pulled up my first couple of plants and threw them in the bin... and out roll 2 perfect red new potatoes about 2" in diameter. WHAT???? I had read that potatoes weren't ready until the time that the plants bloom - and mine never did. I started digging around and I pulled out enough to fill up a gallon size ice-cream bucket!!! Some were pretty big for red potatoes and others were smaller. I have to say this has probably been the most rewarding gardening experience yet (first time growing potatoes). I finally got them washed up... here are the pics!