Answer: The answer is in the pictures here. Whenever you are growing something for the first time, it’s fun learning how each plant grows. This is my first year growing potatoes. I haven’t seen them grow before, so I didn’t know exactly what to expect to emerge from the ground. When the first leaves starting to emerge I wasn’t sure if they were weeds or the potatoes, but after a couple days it became clear that these were the potatoes. It took the potatoes a little over a week to start shooting up leaves.
The pictures you see were taken at 18 days after planting the potatoes. They have been growing pretty fast. Each day I come and look at them, there seems to be more leaves. The Adirondack Blue potatoes that I am growing even have a hint of blue/purple color in their leaves.
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