Potatoes in a sack. Adding soil after two weeks.

Potatoes in a sack. Planted June 1 or about.

I will start okay. The potatoes are growing like little weeds in their sacks. The one on the right has composted soil and on the left Miracle-Gro.

The instructions say to fill the sack as the stems start to grow. I wasn’t sure if you should remove the leaves before adding soil. So I just filled them up. We’ll see how they do.

These Peter Wilcox variety will have purple skins and yellow flesh. I think I might have planted these too close. As it says each I should be planted 12in apart. Mine are only two?

They are set in an area that gets only a few hours Sun per day. It’s been so terribly hot already. We are going into our second week of 90 degree weather. And it’s only June 12th no 13th. I had worried the sacks would dry out too quickly in full sun.

Potatoes out of a sack left long in the garage. They needed water!


Below are the potato sacks.

Empty potato sack is about 24 inches wide and 18 inches deep

An amateur gardener who loves to watch the garden grow.