Sooooo - we were gone for 5 days for memorial day. It was very very hot while we were gone. Then, we came home to potatoes that looked like this:
Whoa. HUGE! And so tall! On Saturday we bought (more and more and more) compost, mixed it with perlite and and dumped 5 bags over the leaves after adding two more boards. Now they look like this:
We can only add two more boards and then I think it’s just keep watering it and wait until the first hard frost kills off the greens. This is quite the experiment - and our biggest fear? Taking the boards off in November only to fine 20 or so potatoes. The upside would be that we’d have LOTS of compost. We’ll see!
In other news: Arugula is doing great and about ready to harvest. Birds are eating our lettuce. Broccoli is getting big, peas are starting to climb, two sweet pepper plants planted and one black krim tomato plant also planted. Cut off the scapes from the garlic too. The tomatillos in the container are starting to get tiny fruits, and the ground cherry that is still a start (we have yet to find a place to plant it) is starting to flower. 3rd veggie bed should go in this week and we’ll finally get everything in the ground! It’s LATE! This veggie bed will be designed to make sure we can do some cold weather growing too.