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Bluebird    Posted 07-01-2002 at 13:37:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have read about growing those potatoes in tires and wondered if it was a good way. Please let us know how big and how many you get from your tire potato, okay? Thanks.

Hogman*** WHY    Posted 07-01-2002 at 15:47:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
could'nt You compost in tha tires and and plant tha spuds. Would need mabe some wood ash in tha compostin and mabe a dab of Fert'befor plantin. Should make a nice loamy soil that would allow a lot of growth.
Bought taters yesterday,Maw lowd as how They was gettin sa high anymore We can't afford ta eat'em. Sure hope beans don't do that. Starvin ain't no good Ya noe!

Bob /Ont.    Posted 07-01-2002 at 14:58:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
SERIOUSLY!!:<) speaking many years ago a guy was growing them in the yard at work. He expected to get a bushel from each plant, I left there before he dug them and don't know how many he got though. If you do this try them french fried and put salt& viniger on them:<)
Later Bob

Okie-Dokie    Posted 07-01-2002 at 15:07:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sure, I will be glad to keep every one up to snuff on how this turns out. Right now it is up to four tires and needing one more. I have a notion I should pinch off the blooms and terminal growth. It has been suggested that I just let it go until it turns yellow and starts to die back. I think that is what I will do. Even if it keeps going until frost. Thanks for the interest!

Burrhead    Posted 07-01-2002 at 15:53:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
we used to let them go up to about 6-8 tires and then die off.

You don't have to dig them just take a tire at a time off and eat the pile down.

As you unload the tires about halfway down the stack just start planting again in the empties you too took the stack and you have fresh taters year round

Hogman    Posted 07-01-2002 at 16:14:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dr Burr can tha tires draw enough heat ta keep em grown in winter? Ya know global warmin ain't much noticable here in tha Alpine Ozarks. In Winter that is!

Burrhead    Posted 07-01-2002 at 19:22:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
The tires will keep them from freezing down to about zero I know but it don't get cold enough to know the growing of them down here. They gtrow good year round down next to the big gulf.

Bob /Ont.    Posted 07-01-2002 at 15:10:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Okie is this your first shot at the taddies in a tire garden?
Later Bob

Okie-Dokie    Posted 07-02-2002 at 14:41:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Bob! No this is my second year trying to do this. Last year we had a really dismal gardening season and all we could raise was weeds and copperheads. So far this year the garden is a success. Still got July and August to contend with so it will be an uphill battle to keep the garden growing due to the hot, dry summers we experiance here in Okla.

Bob /Ont.    Posted 07-02-2002 at 19:31:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi Okie, good luck with the garden this year. I remember a guy doing that where I worked in 1979. Never heard anyone mention it since, guess a lot of people grow them that way though.
Later Bob

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