Thursday, July 16, 2009
Great Potato Experiment Update
So far, the results are 50-50 as far as growth. Here's the original post.
All of the fingerlings planted June 15 on straw in tires over weed-cloth have finally sprouted. There were times I had my doubts, though. The covering is new straw, and just a small amount of dry grass clippings.
None of the fingerlings planted on grass clippings on top of weed-cloth have sprouted, at least not through the grass so I can see. Their covering is only grass clippings. Both plantings have received enough water not to dry out for more than a day, both have been fertilized with a liquid fertilizer, and neither is in any dirt.
I have hopes of a decent, if small, fingerling potato crop!