Plants on Deck enjoyed some much-needed attention on Friday and these potatoes were first up on the to-do list. As they had shot up from no inches to eight inches in just 14 days, it was time for the first application of additional dirt.
A layer of compost and potting soil was gently hilled around the potatoes, covering 2/3 of the exposed plant, leaving just a few inches exposed. And wouldn’t you know it? Just four days later and they need (make that “desperately need”) another hilling.
Which means the stroller’s going to be doubling as a wheelbarrow tonight.