The potatoes in the patio containers are now pretty much dead. Most of the leaves are gone, and spindly withered yellow stalks hang over the edges of the containers. If you attempt to pull one of the stalks up, it does not put up any resistance, as the roots seem to be particularly shallow. Not much hope of any spuds under the soil, it would seem.
But we dug down, and there are quite a few tubers in each of the containers, some almost the size of eggs, most not much more than a hazelnut. There was quite a large number of potatoes, so if the plants had lived, and even survived until Christmas, we might have had a great harvest. As it is, we are lucky to be able to use this underdeveloped crop.