Remember back in January we started getting serious about gardening and tried our hand at potato towers? Here's the post to remind you. Things had been moving along quite nicely I thought, sorry forgot to take pictures in March. Then all of a sudden I noticed that the towers, especially the white potato tower wasn't getting any bushier. In fact it looked as if someone, or should I say something, had given it a bit of a trim. Some critter, not Nadia this time, was munching on my leaves. By the time I discovered this it was just too late. What was even more frustrating was my inability to learn whether or not potatoes will continue to grow without leaves. Was also a bit weird in that it seemed the White Potatoes were the main target of whatever insect attacked.
Finally we had no other choice but to
I'll admit it was a lot of fun tipping the tower over. The harvesting was quite simple due to the layering technique we used when planting the seed potatoes.
- DO NOT buy a bag of seed potatoes at Ace Hardware when you can go to Farm Supply store and select your seed potatoes and only buy what you need
- Do put a seed potato in the middle of your circle in the tower as it won't grow
- Be more attentive about what critters are crawling on the underside of your leaves, even at night
- After you've harvested the potatoes the vine will continue to grow when replaced in the tower
- The Seed Potato was barely changed during the growing process, just softer
- DO NOT WASH freshly harvested potatoes.... they will go bad within a day if you do.
- Fresh Potatoes have an incredible earthy smell to them
- Home Grown Tomatoes are fantastic!!