Our regular readers are aware that this year we started growing potatoes in a garbage can. They’ve grown very fast, so here is a picture walk through the process:
We started with these:
We let them cure overnight on the windowsill:
And planted them in a can:
About three weeks later we had sprouts: May 7, 2012
Four days later they were clearly plants: May 11, 2012
Another week: May 17, 2012
We started adding dirt, and they kept growing: 5/25/2012
|Before adding more dirt|
|After adding more dirt|
3 days later: 5/28/2012
About 6 weeks after we planted them, they were topping the garbage can: 6/1/2012
4 days later: 6/5/2012
Now, on June 13th, they appear to have flower buds. Once it stops raining we’ll post some pictures, so check back!
Update June 18, 2012: beautiful pototato blossoms!
|Trash can potatoes with blossoms|
|Potato blossoms often indicate that new potatoes are ready
to harvest, but I didn’t find any.
Alicia & Jon
|Planting Garbage Can Potatoes|
|Harvesting Garbage Can Potatoes|