It was time for more potato cans...
We have been growing potatoes in 2 very old plastic trash
cans for so many years they are
This spring I bought several new plastic cans.
Cheap ones (by today's standards).
They were deeper, heavier and as I thought built to
last many potato harvests down the road.
WHAT A SHOCK!
Look at what is happening.
The light blue/gray can is an old one, it is thin and lots of light comes through it.
The potatoes are growing as they should be.
The black or very dark green can in the back ground was planted the same day as
all three cans were. It was perhaps warmer being black. However it is not
growing well at all. The wall are thick and didn't allow the sun through in the early
growing of the potatoes.
The lighter green can is new also, in the foreground, the plants are so small
they are still not growing well.
Thick plastic not good I'm thinking.
This is the can that is not growing well they are barely 1/3 the way up the can. Sad!
Oh look at this gray can, my very oldest one.
it is growing so very well! Oh to have more old cans.
All potatoes were planted the same day and in the same way!
My suggestion, keep them in a warm place. I've moved all the
cans to the cement patio in the sun.. They still won't grow as well.
Maybe if you beat me to the local garage sells you'll find
some old thin plastic cans.