I dig potatoes

2009-05-26

 

While not yet, but I am looking forward in anticipation. The Yukon Gold potatoes are growing gangbusters.

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They were planted 8”deep 16 days ago and are now 16+” tall.

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I do not remember what day I planted the Kennebec potatoes but they broke through the surface about 4-5 days ago.

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Which brings me to the potato tower; I planted one Kennebec spud in the tower 8” deep the same time as the other Kennebec spuds.

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It broke through the surface the same day as the first Kennebec spud in the beds and I quickly put the first tier in place.

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This is a close-up of the previous photo.

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The next morning I filled the tier about half way and placed some compost up against the plant to the leaves.

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This is a close-up of how I covered the plant. It is about 2-3” below the surface of the compost.

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By the next morning, it had grown another couple of inches and I pulled some compost into the hole covering the stem.

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I repeated this for two more days and the tier was full.

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I added the second and last tier and will repeat the process until it is full. The tower is 20 ½” tall and that should be enough to show if the process works for me or not. As usual, all comments are welcome.    John

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