Tuesday, January 7, 2014

My Garden Champions 2013 - Part 4

Guerrilla Champion - Potatoes

The most productive crop of 2013 was - guess what? - potatoes. I harvested 45 pounds of potatoes at the end of July and they lasted until the end of October. The overall yield was about 8x by weight with ample watering.

The best-tasting variety is, of course, Yukon Gold although I'm not satisfied with their uniformity: too many small tubers. Every plant had a single monstrous tuber, couple of average ones and plenty of small tubers. What am I doing wrong?

It doesn't make much sense financially to grow potatoes in such a small garden but I did it for my husband. He was so enthusiastic and happy about them, how could I've said no?

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