A few days ago I shared a photo of one of my poor fabric grow pots that was being eaten through by mice, along with much of the foliage. While it wasn’t quite time to harvest, I reluctantly did just that today to end the destruction and salvage what was left of my tots. To my surprise, I found a nice little harvest after I removed the foliage and dumped the soil onto a plastic tarp.
Here’s how some came out as I pulled up the greens:
And here’s the whole harvest from this grow pot:
Not the most impressive lot, but I’m pleased to have this many considering the rodent issue and the premature harvest. Luckily I have one more grow pot in another part of the backyard with my highly anticipated blue potatoes. So far that one is rodent-free.
Nice harvest considering the pesky mice. I made and tried growing potatoes in bags a couple of years ago and had the same problem. Mine were devoured by voles though.
Yes, I’m really unsure how I’ll proceed in the future with growing potatoes. Between the slugs and mice, the cost has far outweighed the benefit. I’m glad I tried it, though. I had to throw away one grow bag because it had so many holes in it. It’s good to hear your experience as well!
Oh this is very cool! Yea!
in containers now, and so far, everything is growing!
Sorry to read that you’ve had a problem with mice! You’re potatoes looked beautiful just a few weeks ago. Hope your blue potatoes make it!
Hi Susan! I promise if you try the pie recipe, you’ll be a happy camper! With the potatoes, it seemed like my beautiful foliage was destroyed almost overnight. There was actually a mom and babies living under the grow bag. Yikes! Luckily the potatoes were untouched. I think the momma was using pieces of the grow bag for the nest, too. So I have high hopes for the blue tots!