I will start with the potato bin. It is now 6 boards high but I have not been very diligent at filling it. I did manage to fill it five boards high but after a few heavy rains it settled to about four boards high. I have had my "fill" filling it so I will just let it grow now. The plants which are a combination of netted gem russet and banana fingerling are just starting to bloom. Being that they are long season potatoes that will most likely not be ready for harvest until some time in August.
Here are the early reds that are growing in compost bags. There is three in there but it is hard to see now that everything is so thick. They are just starting to bloom so I will start harvesting them a bag at a time once the blooms are finished. These will supply an early harvest which I am very much anticipating.
The last of my potatoes are the red fingerlings growing in a large container, funny thing is I side I wasn't going to grow any potatoes this year... I planted these in the middle of April and they have been blooming for a few weeks now. They are a late season variety so like the potato bin I will have to wait longer to harvest them.
This is a shot of the blooms on the red fingerlings.
This is a fourlined plant bug that is eating my potato plants. Their population is pretty low so I am just living with them. With organic practices and healthy plants there should be no problem with plant health. With that said I will start watching closely to monitor them.
Lastly here is a freshly minted lady bug that was in the potato bin. It should help with pest control, lets hope it tells its friends to come too.
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