The potato bags I wrote about last month are working out really well. The green shoots grew up from the seed potatoes incredibly quickly. In fact, they grew so fast that I barely had time to fill in the soil behind them. Now, the bags are completely full of a mixture of soil and compost, and I mixed in a little organic fertilizer for good measure.
From here on out, the potatoes should be pretty low-maintenance. They just need water, sun and perhaps a bit of liquid fertilizer from time to time. Apparently, I'll know they're ready for harvest when flowers appear. According to Seed Savers, my German Butterballs should take 100 to 120 days to reach maturity. I have my fingers crossed that I'll have some delicious, organic, home-grown potatoes to roast this Fall. Yum!