I wanted to report back on my container gardening efforts and specifically about my potatoes in grow bags. Today is June 25, and I made my first harvest. I had planted Yukon Gold and some fingerling potatoes. I was able to harvest a few of each kind.
I am very happy with the results of my grow bags. I am in the Willamette Valley in Oregon in a zone 8 garden. I find that the bags stay nice and warm and that the potatoes have grown very quickly, more quickly than if I had them in the ground. And now I find that I am actually getting harvest much earlier than I would if I had planted them in the ground.
So far, I can say that I am really happy with these grow bags. I think I will be expanding my use of them in the garden in the future. I have one of a grow bag that I have not yet planted, but I plan to add this to my container garden tomorrow.