I don't know, I guess we'll see. If we have a warm summer, and a warmer than average early fall, they might do well. I know there's something about the length of days in how it relates to potatoes, so that may be a factor with them starting this late? Maybe someone could comment on this issue? This is the latest we ever set them out, along with some other crops.
Our efforts in three seasons here to grow taters have been a mixed bag. The first year we grew Irish Cobbler's, and it was our best haul by far. And that was in a relatively small plot, maybe 30x40ft. We harvested enough to store and eat into the next spring. I think those were planted in April. That was also our best year for beans and corn. We've had very poor production from those two crops the last two years, but I think it had to do with poor soil, which we have amended this year.
Last year we planted in a much larger plot, about 30x50, and it did very poorly. We planted those at the end of March, and they started out well, but we had a hard freeze in the middle of May, and they got bit pretty bad. They were about foot tall bushes by then, and they never seemed to recover. A bunch of rain in the summer didn't help either. It was very disappointing that we didn't get very much from that large plot. We did have a great sweet potato harvest for the number of plants we started.
What varieties did you plant? Are you saying you've already harvested some or others in your area? You guys have had a lot of rain this year, probably more than us, so I wonder how much an impact that's been, with fruits as well as veggies.