Tater Update

Post last updated: August 13th, 2018


Ethyl, them taters done sprouted! It’s been two weeks since me, Evie, Shorty and Shorty’s 6-year-old daughter, Leyah, planted them Yukon Gold taters. I thought you’d like to see what a tater sprout looks like when it’s just barely out of the ground.

In the winter of 2011, I experimented with growing some potato eyes on a sliver of potato peel  given to me by Momma.  The peels were not in agreement with winter gardening. However, this spring, one of them, as you can see here, jumped up out of the dirt. In another couple of weeks, those baby tater sprouts will be about the same size (4 inches tall).

8 thoughts on “Tater Update”

  1. Leyah is going to love seeing her potatoes. I’ll have to take pictures of my tomato plants for you. When you gave them to me they weren’t even up to the top of the container they were in. Now they are peeking over as if to say “Helloooooooo, I’m here”. I love watching them grow. Ecko isn’t real fond of the containers or the plants being I put those containers down where he likes to do his sniffing around. I think they are in his way. Maybe I’ll move them and put them under my bedroom window where I can look at them from my bed.

    1. Evie — By sheer persistence and force of will, I’m gonna make a gardener of you yet. I want you to experience the joy of it. Your tomatoes would be better served under your bedroom window where you can check on them every morning to see what’s going on that you might need to fix before you go to work. Besides, you mess with the dog’s territory and the dog’s gonna win.

    1. Holley — I ain’t no expert. I try a lot of stuff as experiments because there is no garden book that has all the answers. Especially since half of what’s out there in the plant world won’t grow in Florida and we have very uneven weather. Even the best expertise of some garden guru who worked at a university his whole life doesn’t have the answers for YOUR yard. So the winter potato thing was a failed experiment. Along with the failed winter shallots. I don’t let my failures deter me. With hands on hips, I glare at my garden and holler, “Fine!” The next season, I do it different until I succeed.

  2. Ok I’ll move them. When I sit at my kitchen table I can look at them and they do make me smile. I can’t wait to see some blooms and then the good stuff, RED TOMATOES!!!!!!!

  3. I am going to try the Epsom Salts on my tomatoes. Never knew about that. I use Epsom Salts on my roses though to get more basal shoots.

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