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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Edible Balcony - First Potato Flowers


With potato plants all the excitement is centred on the roots or tubers - the potato.
But how pretty are potato flowers?
These little white and yellow delicate chaps emerged this morning.


The potato plants are proving to be very happy balcony edibles. Straw, manure and blood and bone in a free-draining planter bag, a regular watering and the rest has been up to them.



The four varieties are now about two metres high.
I'll know when I can harvest my first new potatoes when the bottom leaves begin to yellow.  That should be in about 4 weeks time.For older, bigger spuds I'll leave them in for a little longer.

Does anyone have any favourite spud recipes?

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