This year, I decided to give it a try. The plan was to buy organic yukon gold potatoes in January and let a few sprout eyes.
Then in January, some of my non-organic russets started sprouting eyes.
Never one to waste, I put them in an old egg carton in the window and let the eyes grow.
A few weeks later, I grabbed a bag of....nonorganic.... yukon golds and saved a few for seeds. This was, of course, the wrong way to do it right?
Since we have wireworms in our soil, I planted the potatoes in boxes.
The potatoes went in the ground on March 31, 2015.
They came out roaring!
I wondered what was going on inside, and I finally couldn't take it anymore. On July 20, 2015, I dumped one of the russet boxes out (there were 2 russet, 1 yukon gold.)
It turns out the soil was pretty dry. And the box bottom had completely rotted away.
I will let the other two boxes fully mature. I am guessing just a few more weeks. But knowing that the boxes are rotted out, I am only going to be able to move them once, so I'll wait until I need the boxes moved to get the last potatoes.
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