The tops of my potato plants were finally gone. I decided to wait to harvest the potatoes from the laundry basket until my parents visited for the weekend. My mom and I were so excited to see what was inside of all that lovely soil. We just knew it was going to be a gold mine. She even got her phone out to record! So what did we find?
We found soil … and soil … and soil …a rotten root … and more soil… a MASSIVE POTATO?! …that is severely rotten… and one perfectly tiny potato.
I hope my writing expresses the amount of disappointment we had, so much so that my mom immediately deleted the video. I am not sure what happened and why they did not produce any more potatoes than they did. My only thought is that one shoot of a plant made its way out of the side of the container instead of being covered by soil as the rest grew to the top; which in turn caused the plant not to produce potatoes above this point. (I am reaching here, because I really have no idea… Any takers?)
But I will not give up!! I plan to try again and, of course, I will share.
Does anyone else have any disappointing gardening moments??
Get you Head in the Garden, and keep it up!