Tuesday, December 05, 2006

potato plans

if you look closely
very closely!
you can just see the tips of some potato plants. the plan(or sketch as we may say) was to plant two buckets for christmas. well, there's not long to go now and I had given up on them coming up altogether.
so maybe not in time for the solstice festivities, but some nice new potatoes sometime would be very welcome.


Imma (a.k.a. ... Alice) said...

They are tiny, but I see them there. Are these potatoes planted in a pot too? Another way to plant potatoes is in old tires. As the potato plant grows you put another tire on and add more dirt. Come time to harvest you take the tires off and get all you potatoes... all the way down into the bottom tire. I haven't done this myself, but a friend I once had told me how great it works.

peppylady said...

Ok..I have this right "Your got potatoes growing now" in the ground outside.

dragonfly183 said...

You grew those from seed? how interesting. Are you growing them in your green house our outdoors? Just curious about that. I may have some potatoe seeds.

clairesgarden said...

Alice I have ween people using the tires and it seems very good, I just don't like the look of them very much. theses are in buckets.
Peppylady, no they are in buckets in the greenhouse. I am not sure if they would grow outside but might if they were sheltered.it is not intended to be a main crop but just a treat.
Dragonfly, they were 'prepared' seed potatoes, little potatoes really. they were planted in these buckets in september or octobere and are meant to produce a crop of small new potatoes to have at christmas time. obviously I am not getting them for then!!

Jim said...

OK, my question is answered, they are in the greenhouse. I planted some ourside in September which grew for awhile before the frost knocked the tops down. They are now buried under a thich pile of straw in hopes that they'll survive winter.

I tried this again because a few years ago the potatoes I grew did overwinter and produced a good crop the following year.