^^^ Way back in springtime, I planted some potatoes. It’s a simple strategy: as the foliage grows, more tires and dirt are added to the stack. This converts stem into root and produces more potatoes, as the leaves continue clamoring skyward. This intensive small-space system is supposed to yield 25-30 pounds of potatoes.
I planted mid-April 2 tires high, and here’s what has happened since:
^^^ Almost a month later, in the third week of May, the spuds had finally sprouted and were just starting to shoot up. Almost ready for the third tire . . .
^^^ In the last few weeks they’ve skyrocketed! This was the start of June, after I’d added the third tire to the Yukons and the Reds. The Russets are always about a week behind.
^^^ 2 1/2 weeks into June. The fourth tire’s been added and the leaves are big and bushy, reaching out for more space and more sunlight. I could even add another tire on each stack, two on the Yukons. I can’t keep up!
And look, the Reds are beginning to flower. Ain’t they beautiful?
I can’t decide how high to go. Five tires? Six? When do I stop?
Wish me luck!