I was not planning to grow potato this year because of space. We did not get much last year just one or two spud per plant and only enough for Rayyan puree. We did not have good drainage soil last year, most of it were clay and heavy soil. So after a year now the soil I think became easily dig because of gypsum and many compostable things were dig into the soil. In addition this summer, all the patch we going to add free horse manure into the soil as well. Suddenly I had 1 X 1 metre square space that I can plant something with in early August. Previously 6 cauliflower plant were grown here, only one left in the picture. My eyes does not like to see bare earth and no patience too. It was very cold back then and no seedling stock in our hand. I decided to just dig in some seed potatoes in this patch and see how it goes (Not in the plan at first hmmm…for potato, thought to plan capsicum here in end spring was the plan). The potato plant growth are very fast at the moment. Maybe because of the soil were prepared with horse manure or the temperature range here is now favourable for potato?
5 days later after the above picture taken. So now we have a 1X1 metre area dedicated for potatoes.
Potato growing in 3 black container with different stages of growth.
Left picture: Potato leave pushing itself out from the soil (above picture left pot close up picture)
Right picture: Above middle pot close up picture.
Potato plant growing together with pot marigold in polystyrene box. The potato leaves has been under attack from what insect I do not know. Makes me wonder though how much pesticide were sprayed on potato bought in supermarket.
I hope we have a decent harvest with potatoes this coming summer or autumn.
Dear friends, please advice on how to know when the potatoes are ready to harvest? Or some growing tip :).