This second potato harvest on August 30th 2016 was going to produce a smaller yield than the first harvest where I had planted potatoes in a much larger container. But, since this was a trial with the different sizes of containers used for planting and not using the compost tea like I did last year. So, without further adieu… Drum roll, please…
This time I used an empty plastic tote to dump the soil into and then my hunt began for spuds
The thing is when your hunting for those tasty, glorious rounds of potatoes you’re going to run across the parent potato in there too. If, you’re lucky it would have already began to decompose and will have flattened as if a balloon was poked with a pin.. But,……
Oh no this container had other plans for me, which is why on this day I was ever so happy with my latex gloves.. I found one of the parent potatoes all slimy and I wanted to run off screaming to the hills.
But, since I gave up running ~ unless in case of a fire…I said a big old Southern ~ Yuck! And continued on looking for my spuds..
This is a stunt box, not the box the spuds were in.. sadly to say..
Plus I felt the need to play around in photo shop …
Not as many potatoes in this second container but nice looking spuds just the same and also a handful of fingerling potatoes too.. Next year I’m going for larger yields now that I’ve played around with growing in containers. There’s going to be some woodworking involved for this next years project in the garden growing potatoes.
I’m already sketching out the design I want to use, because it might as well be pretty along with functional…
Any ideas out there? On what I should build for growing my spuds next year…..
If, I use your ideas or incorporate some of your ideas into my design I’ll give you a big heads up on my post with your blog address too.
Until next time