Tater Update Three!!!

The potatoes are growing very well! The plants are starting to get flowers! The extra drainage is paying off, despite the heavy rains.

So far no sign of Potato Beetles. Plus, I’m on the look out for fungus!

The next step is to feed the potato rings with seaweed emulsion and watch for critters and disease. When the plants die back and turn brown, then the potato harvest will begin (probably in late June).

It appears this is working so well, I’m going to try this with sweet potatoes.

Talk to you soon!

Papa

 

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Tire Ring Potato Harvest

I was able to harvest a few potatoes in spite of the rain drenched summer here in Missouri.
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Kennebec potatoes (Solanum tuberosum)
Kennebec potatoes (Solanum tuberosum)
Pontiac Red Potatoes (Solanum tuberosum)
Pontiac Red Potatoes (Solanum tuberosum)
All Blue potatoes (Solanum tuberosum)
All Blue Potatoes (Solanum tuberosum)

Papa