I grew this potato variety, ‘Purple Peruvian’ in a big trash can out on the roof last year. Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait until spring 2010 to see a picture of that… or read about it for that matter.
Anybookpublishingtakestoolong, it’s a pretty little fingerling variety with purple flowers that grows well in containers. I can only guess that this is because it is small to begin with and it is difficult to grow anything much larger than new potatoes in containers. In short, if you’re looking for a variety to grow, try this one. I like that it’s purple inside as well as out and makes purplish mashed potatoes.
I fully intended to grow a different variety this year, but then these sprouted and I was left without a choice. Well, I suppose there is always a choice, but this year’s roof garden is taking form primarily by happenstance and a general going with the flow. I guess you could say that my newly evolving garden kung-fu style is all about being like water, or Bruce Lee, or whatever.