This is almost the most pitiful aspect of our Spring/Summer garden. Almost. The most pitiful was our quinoa harvest… which was zero. We didn’t get so much as a sprout. It was so sad it didn’t really deserve a post. So if you’re reading this, you have now learned that it is virtually pointless to sew quinoa seeds in the sandy soil of the California mountains.
As for the potatoes, I think we may try the towers once more next year but in a different location. The fenced in area we had them in this year had the perfect amount of sun and they grew beautifully. However, the area also had an over abundance of hungry bugs that eyeballed our potato plants long enough to give us hope before attacking.
Hope does not always spring eternal. This was our harvest from two potato towers. Trevor dug out our spuds and found the culprits among our survivors… pill bugs (or sow bugs) and crickets. So we were left with these few “nickel spuds”. I would have given you a comparison, but it harly seemed worth it.
Next spring we will try, try again in a new location. Our only concern is finding a spot for them to grow where the deer won’t eat them. We have deer like locusts here!