Will someone explain to me why we are getting very few potatoes? They were going gang busters, then suddenly the plants died. We used the tire method, got three tires high and poof they started to die. They did not blossom.
Temperatures are unseasonably warm, upper 80's and lower 90's during the day.
Lots of rain recently
Mulch and soil mix in each level
Fed organic fertilizer on occasion
I read by using the tires and forcing the plants to grow taller, you'd get a bigger harvest. Potatoes in all the levels, not just the base from where they started.
I pulled the tires apart, and we had 7 potatoes in one, only 3-4 are of decent size, and in the other maybe 10 potatoes, again 3-4 are decent size. The others would be considered new potatoes. Smaller than a golf ball..
Any words of wisdom? This is new to me, and I'm frankly happy we got anything at all. We tried them a few years ago, and they basically rotted in the soil, so we tried this method instead.