Potatoes in a Pot Along with Flowers
Photos and Story by Susan Kramer
1. June 12, 2016 - Front porch: the 15 inch tall pot on left was planted up 6 weeks ago, May 1, 2016, using potting soil with 2 seed potatoes placed in the center of the lower third of pot, and 3 geraniums planted around the outside edge. Now the potatoes have grown through the center and will make a canopy above the geraniums.
After the potato plants bloom and dry out, I will gently tilt the pot onto a plastic cloth and pick out the new potatoes, then replace the soil and replant the geraniums in the top of the soil. This is an experiment I am looking forward to later in summer, before first frost. (Note: harvested July 20, 2016.) The plants face the southeast so get morning and early afternoon sun.