This weekend we dumped over one of the Potato Towers.
We dumped it onto a tarp so that we could put the dirt/straw into the compost afterward and keep it off the ground. And then we started sifting through the jumbled pile for potatoes.
Hello red potato!
Now I must confess, I was a tad disappointed in the quantity we picked up. While it seemed like every seed potato piece had sprouted and produced a plant, many of them only had one or two potatoes on them.
After reading the instructions on potato towers, I had in mind that I might get at a minimum twenty pounds of potatoes per tower.
However, this was our entire haul of this tower.
So as any good gardener does, we ponder…
*Did we plant in the correct location for sun and water?
*Should we have let them grow for a longer time period?
*What should we have done differently?
Got any suggestions?
All in all, we are going to enjoy fresh organic red potatoes tonight so I am happy.
I just wish there were more!
For a brief video showing our harvesting check it out below!
To read about planting and constructing the towers read my previous posts:
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