Tag: potatoes

Potato Rings

Try as I might, I’ve never actually filled these 18″ potato rings to the top. Either I have other uses for the yard clippings or get sidetracked, but this year I did fill them to 8″.  With four plants in each,

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The Joys of a 4 Year Old Bed and a Potato Production Hack

We’ll get to my four year old bed in a minute. My potatoes are beginning to grow in their “barrels” – hoops would be more appropriate. They are three 1/3 plastic barrels cut from a leaky 50 gallon water barrel and two of

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King Harry Potato Harvest Results Come in Mixed

We’ve been planting the King Harry potato or “King Hairy” potatoes for several years now.  The first experiment we are currently harvesting is the potatoes with minimal dirt coverage, mostly grass clippings (other than an initial covering of dirt to

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Day 12

Planted the potatoes!  Have 31 starts in the garden, nine in the wicking bed, nine in the lasagna bed, nine in the hugelkultur bed, and four in the banana box bed.  Why only four in the banana box bed?  Ran

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4 Square feet = 100 lbs of potatoes?

(right-click on the pic and “view image” to see full instructions) On many occasions, I’ve been tempted to grow my own potatoes. They’re fairly low maintenance, can be grown in a pot or in the ground, last a fairly long

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