Monday, July 6, 2009


I decided my potatoes needed to come up. They were planted back in March and honestly should have been done and harvested several weeks ago... but maybe its because I cut 'eyes' off of store bought potatoes to plant they didn't work the best.

Anyways, I did manage to harvest 2.5 lbs of potatoes out of 5 gallon pot. That is really not bad... they are just small potatoes, and they are also consider NEW potatoes so we have to eat them right away and they can't be stored.

Not bad for only planting 2 seeds from 1 store bought russet potato. I will plant my next round of potatoes for fall in August.


  1. I planted mine in april so I guess mine should come out soon too. I think for my fall potatoes I'm not gonna use seed potatoes now that I know you can just use the potatoes you have on hand.

  2. How cool is that! Way to go. I've never grown potatoes before....might be worth considering.

  3. I really didn't have room for them until someone told me they used a 5 gallon bucket with holes drilled in it! I had room for a bucket, and in August I will use 2-3 buckets!!! :)

  4. Mmmmm yummy I love new potatoes!
    Congrats on your harvest - I'd say you got a very good return on your investment!