5 Gallon Bucket Potatoes 3-31-2020 Update

The potato plants have really started growing in all three buckets now. These are the second round of 5 gallon bucket potatoes that I planted. I used the cut up and cured potato seeds in these buckets.

I added more of the soil mix that I have been using to each bucket last night. When I checked the buckets I noticed that in bucket #1 the plants had grown about 4 inches taller in the last couple of days.

5 Gallon Bucket Potatoes
5 Gallon Bucket Potatoes #1

I added enough soil to bucket #1 to almost cover the entire plant. It is supposed to rain today so I expect this bucket will continue to grow pretty rapidly.

The plants in bucket #2 had grown about 2 inches over the last couple of days/ I added enough soil to almost cover these plants as well.

5 Gallon Bucket Potatoes #2

The last bucket of potatoes is the one that is growing the slowest so far. It has finally sprouted multiple plants. They each grew between 1 and 2 inches so far this week. Since I was adding soil to the other buckets and I know it is going to rain today I decided to go ahead and add additional soil to this bucket.

5 Gallon Bucket Potatoes #3

I will continue to monitor the growth on these plants so that I can compare it to the growth on the first round of buckets where I used whole potato seeds instead of cut seeds.

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