On April 26, 2021 we published a blog post called “What’s In Your Bucket” that chronicled our attempt to grow Yukon Gold potatoes and Fingerling Potatoes in buckets. The planting was actually on April 24, but it took me two days to get around to writing the blog post.
Four each 5 gallon buckets and two each 4 gallon water jugs were used to plant Yukon Gold potatoes. The fingerlings were planted in one 4 gallon water jug and one 5 gallon bucket.
Today, 90 days later we harvested the first 4 gallon water jug containing French Fingerlings. Harvest time is estimated between 90 and 100 days. We chose to harvest the small container on the 90th day and will harvest the 5 gallon bucket on the 100th day.
We started with 3 chitted fingerling seeds that became a little more than two dozen harvested potatoes. Good odds.