My daughter, Summer, loves potatoes in any form, whether grilled, roast with our fresh herbs, mashed for pot pies or steamed. So I decided to try planting our own in the outdoor apartment’s gardens.
We choose small to med sized potatoes rather than large Russet potatoes for our first trial. The larger potatoes may need a long cooler season than our weather.
To plant, we have to find the eyes on potatoes which looked like this.
A small indent on the skin. On each cut slice, there can be more than one eye. In fact, I was told the more the better the yield.
In big deep pots, we plant potatoes’ cut-side in well draining soil with our own compost. There is about four inch of soil at the base of the pot before we plant. We will top up soil as the potatoes grew as they drew nutrients from the top.
After 2 weeks in soil, roots emerged on the top.
Potatoes typically can be harvested in 3 months time.
We will update as our plants grow.
The moment when we plant our slice of “eyes” in soil Video !
We hope to see our fresh harvest soon from these potatoes!