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Old May 28, 2018   #16
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I have small 60x80 cm raised bed boxes made from pallet collars. I have planted 8 uncut seed potatoes in such collar, so mine are planted even closer. We eat the spuds from my raised beds as fresh new potatoes, so I am not trying to get them to grow really large and usually harvest them before the tops die. This year I have potatoes in five 11" containers and two boxes, so I may let the other box grow longer to see how they grow so crowded. The same variety is also field grown, so I could compare how the tight spacing affects.

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Here is an updated photo taken today. All have broken through the 3-4" layer of straw that I topped the bed off with. Essentially just a thick layer of mulch to keep down the weeds and sun off the plants. The potatoes themselves were covered with a compost and manure mixture I got at Lowes.


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I appreciate another look Sari. I hope you will update later in the year on your potato status
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An update of the Potatoes today 6-5-18

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Starting to set flowers already

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Beautiful!
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Old June 9, 2018   #20
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Lovely!
I'm growing potatoes in buckets and the seed tubers were placed really close... as I was not sure which was going to survive. Now they are growing stalks & leaves, and I hope the space isn't too small to make new tubers...
Will try the first 'early 'variety in August, the latter one will be left to grow until September.
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Update as of yesterday 7-7-18. I had to prune some along the way. They flopped over the sides of the bed and were in the way of the mower. Especially on the far side. I think I still clipped a few stalks as I mowed yesterday. Regardless they seem to continue on at this point

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