POTATOES! FOR SCIENCE! PART 4 πŸŸπŸ€“

An update on our experimental purple potato growing experience .... for science! Another Boring Old Dad Listβ„’πŸ’€.
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    Previously: April 25
    If you're new and are curious about what I am doing and what you are looking at, check the original list: POTATOES! FOR SCIENCE! πŸŸπŸ€“
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    Previously: May 23
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    Previously: June 23
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    Today: July 23
    Not much to report. Most of the 20 potato plants are still growing well.
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    The south side row of plants are getting a bit cooked by the heat and the sun.
    Being in bags above ground probably does not help. I've started placing canvas in front to provide some minimal shade.
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    For example, this bag of potatoes got baked (πŸ˜€) on the couple of days when the temps went over 100 and I wasn't paying close enough attention.
    We've had several weeks of 95+ temps already and it's hard on the plants when the water is so expensive πŸ’§πŸ”₯😬
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    The flowers are done blooming but the new leaves still have a slight purple twinge.
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    That's about it. The rest of the garden is growing...
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    Tomatoes tomatoing...
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    Eggplants eggplanting
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    Tomatillos doing their thing..
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    Peppers...
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    Pickling cucumbers...
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    Pumpkins
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    Teeny tiny thumb-sized watermelon (!)
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    Brussels sprouts are starting to actually sprout ... brussells (?)!
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    And the raspberries are super tasty!