Tuesday, June 03, 2008


Over spring break I planted three potato vine plants. I planted one in a flower bed about the same size as this potted one, and blogged that I expected an "explosion" of growth in a few weeks.

HOLY POTATOES! They did not disappoint. This is part of my problem as an inexperienced gardener. I don't anticipate how much the plant will actually grow. I always assume that it won't grow as large as the label says, because I live in a partial desert climate. We'll potentially have had at least ten days with temps between 100-108 by next week. (You know it's hot when you walk outside and your body is so shocked by the heat that you get A CHILL. Weird.)


DeeBee said...

That is beautiful. Now I'm confused about this plant because I have some planted in different areas of the yard and where they are more exposed in the sun, the growth is slower. But others that have a little shade to start in the morning are going crazy. Do they like sun and heat.. or shade and coolness? Weird.

Tanya said...

I don't know, but the one I planted in a pot that gets shade in the late afternoon is about 1/10th the size of the ones in full sun in the beds!