Earlier this week, EG put up some pictures showing his sweet potatoes in his containers. I decided to do mine in containers this year as well, but I didn't have his long ones. I only had large circular pots, but I decided to try it anyway.
Last year I let the runners go and only had a hand full of stringy potatoes. This year I had all intentions of cutting the runners so the plants could focus on the tubers.
All intentions aside. They just look so pretty trailing down like that. I'll cut them soon, but they're such a nice addition to the front walk and look so much prettier than the dying potato plants out there.
I noticed last year that all of the potatoes formed near the surface and not to the bottom which makes me worried since there's not a lot of surface area in those pots. I'm so curious as to how this is going to work out I can hardly wait to dig them up some time in October.
January 27, 2015 - Family update
10 months ago