|red potatoes still growing strong|
The gold potato plants were dead when we got home from vacation. we had a drip system set up to give them water. So we pulled the pile.
At least 6 bigger potatoes had started rotting in the wet earth. I dug through 100 pounds of composted soil and straw to the bottom to find a few potatoes.
We did get bigger potatoes but not very many and they were only at the bottom of the barrel. I don't see how people gets "hundreds" of pounds of potatoes from a vertical system.
I followed directions. Oh well. We'll have to maybe throw the potatoes into one of the boxes and try rows next year.
Homegrown new potatoes taste wonderful!