So my broccoli bolted to seed early, but there was another surprise in store. I can't believe for the first time, I have potatoes growing in my vegetable patch! In the past, they always grew to a certain size, then died of some fungal disease. I suspect they don't like our hot, dry and sporadically wet summers.
A small miracle
We attempted to plant them last year too, but the summer killed them again. They must have produced tiny tatters however, which sprouted with the recent rains.
I have both kipfler and store bought potatoes which is the big one in the picture above. It has just gone to flower, which I read you can harvest, about a month later.
You can tell by the weeds and grass, we weren't planning for potatoes in this bed. I did mulch them however, when they convinced me, they were keepers. So will we be eating potatoes in September I wonder? Stay tuned.
PS: should I pick the flowers, I read they can take energy from growing the potatoes? What's your experience?