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Potoa growing methods.
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Taylor Lambert    Posted 02-07-2005 at 17:51:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
How are yall doin today? I heard something today about growing potatos in a garden by not planting them in the soil but growing them in piles of leaves. Ive heard of several ways to grow potatos one making a raised bed wit ha removable side and planting in the bottom and when you see the first sight of the green leaves bury under another layer of topsoil and repeat till your 4 to five feet high. then at harvest break open the bed and take advantage ofthe easy sifting soil. A similar way is to do it same way as mentioned previously but using tires and repeat the steps when the fall comes just break open the tires and the taders are in sifed around thecurcumfrence of the tire. Ive seen this done with good results. Today a friend has some pictures of his friend wading in a pile of leaves and there was a pile of clean potatos behind him. What he does is disc the ground about this time of year in a 2 foot wide row and drop his seed potatos and has a 2 foot tall roll of rabbit wire he puts down eithe side. He fertilizes the soil and plants the seeds and then goes through the neighborhood in the next big town on his way home from work taking up the prebagged leaves. He dumps them in the rows like and keeps piling them up and as they settle he adds more, The laves o nthe bottom compost and fertilize the original spuds. Im about to try this method. Is there any others yall have heard of.

naz    Posted 02-08-2005 at 03:50:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Have used eel grass(seaweed)here,spuds come out white as snow!!!!

toolman    Posted 02-08-2005 at 04:24:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
you waste dults to grow potatoes?

naz/yep    Posted 02-08-2005 at 06:20:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Grow real good,don't have to add salt at the table,darn hard to harvest though,have to wait for low tide!!!

I think    Posted 02-08-2005 at 03:00:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Make sure you put the eyes pointing up so they can see to get out

Juanmure    Posted 02-07-2005 at 19:58:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
do mine this way---till the soil, lay potato eyes where you want them and cover with spoiled hay. if you see potato cover with more hay. clean potatoes and you want some you can move the hay and steal some and let the rest grow. Farmers are glad to get rid of spoiled hay for about 50 cents a bale. even mulch the whole garden with spoiled hay. keeps the garden clean and the rows nice.

mike    Posted 02-08-2005 at 10:23:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
would think between the hay mulch and taters basically above ground you would have troubles w/ mice

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