Although having very limited space, Clansi and I have managed to develop quite a satisfying garden on our back verandah. Today we harvested our Kenebec potatoes, grown in a large pot from 2 left-over sprouting spuds. Our crop was just over 2.8 kg, and the largest potato was half a kilogram.
The fresh herbs and salad have turned out to be an extremely successful aspect of our pot-garden. The corn we planted has matured and is reasonably tasty, the plants are short and the ears are small. Our solitary “Patio Prize” tomato-in-a-pot has recovered spectacularly from an initial attack by small caterpillars. We’ve already eaten about half a dozen tomatoes (there are many more ripening on the vine as I write), and although they are compact in size the flavour is deliciously rich.
Our other raging garden success is a group of 4 zucchini plants. A striking lack of bees has forced us to assist by manually fertilizing the flowers, but we are reaping a steady crop of very nice vegetables.