Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Four days later...

Potatoes have about doubled in height again!

Time to add more mounded up stuff. Some dirt, some leaves. 

Someone asked whether the peas would shade out the potato plants. So far, the taters are growing much faster than the legumes!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Potato update

They are growing well after a couple weeks of solid rain. Time to mound up dirt around them. 

Some sources said to pretty much cover the plant. Others said cover only half or even a third of the plant. I sort of compromised:  I covered the bottom quarter to third with soil, then mounded up dead leaves as mulch up to a height of half to three quarters of the plant. I figure that will shade the stems and then as the plant grows more I will later more soil then leaves - if nothing else it will be a good lasagna garden base. 

We will see what happens!