The Great Rare Potato Grow Out Project begins!
The first Test Bed of potatoes is planted under 4″ of Happy Frog planting mixes.
It took three weeks before we had all the different varieties sprouting in Test Bed #1.
A second frame was added to the Test Bed and filled in with more planting mix.
The tallest variety so far is called ‘Toro Dude’ at ~28″ and the ‘Satina’ variety is close behind.
Flowering may indicate the end of setting stolons to form potatoes. We will continue to hill the potatoes until the first flowers bloom.
My charming 6-ft even husband volunteered as the human yardstick. The tallest variety in Test Bed #1, as measured on June 29th, was one of the four the white-flowered ‘Guisi’ plants. We will try to get more precise when we dig the vines, but for now we are calling it 4′ 8″.