After Megan's post on trash can potatoes, I decided that I would try it. My friend Brandi gave me two big tubs that her mother-in-law found out by a dumpster or something. I love it when I get to save some money! I was planning on buying a garbage can, but I didn't have to. I went and got some certified seeds from the nursery, I should have written down the exact type I got, because now I can't remember. I think they are a reddish new potato. I planted the seeds at the end of April.
They took FOREVER to sprout, I thought for sure these weren't going to work. My husband and I would dig around to look for sprouts every once in a while just to see if anything was growing. Finally they sprouted.
The pictures is hard to see what is going on, but the left pictures is before I buried the plant, and the right side is after I buried the plants. I read that you want to leave a little bit of foliage, and not bury the entire plant. Supposedly if you continue to bury the plants until it is full to the top, the bucket will be full of potatoes. I will be sure to show pictures of the harvest.