5/4/2009 – Potato Leaves Coming Up

I planted my potatoes, what, about two weeks ago. I didn’t really have any idea when to expect any green things to pop up from beneath the soil or what they would look like when they did. A couple of days ago I was looking at the bed and noticed a few little tiny leaves. I wasn’t sure if they were weeds or if they were coming from the potatoes, so I left them alone. This morning I went out again to check them out and they had gotten much bigger and more like real leaves. I was pretty excited. Here are a few pictures I took of them. I think the darker colored ones are from the all-blue variety that Hillary¬†gave me, and the others are either from a yellow potato she also gave me, or from the red ones that I got from People’s. Woohoo! I really enjoy this gardening stuff.

potato leaves popping up

potato leaves popping up

potato leaves popping up

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  1. Posted May 13, 2009 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    Very exciting! I didn’t do any potatoes this year, but I’m thinking about trying some next year. I read one person’s blog where they actually did them in a container (clean trash can) and then added more dirt every time the plants got to be 7″ tall and kept doing that until the dirt reached the top of the can. I thought that was super interesting! She said they always have a bunch of potatoes each year using that method.

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