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Easy potato growing - even in restricted spaces
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RE: Easy potato growing - even in restricted spaces
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LoP Guest  Wrote: (04-15-2012 01:01 AM)
What type of soil mixture works best? Compost, peat moss, sand, etc.?

I would not suggest peat moss, once it dries out, you're plants can be difficult to revive. Sheep and chicken manure is awesome. Call around to your local-ish ranchers. It's easy enough to come by.
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RE: Easy potato growing - even in restricted spaces
Good thread!

Thank you both: Grendelmort & Monkeyfister

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RE: Easy potato growing - even in restricted spaces
LoP Guest  Wrote: (04-15-2012 01:15 AM)
LoP Guest  Wrote: (04-15-2012 01:01 AM)
What type of soil mixture works best? Compost, peat moss, sand, etc.?

I would not suggest peat moss, once it dries out, you're plants can be difficult to revive. Sheep and chicken manure is awesome. Call around to your local-ish ranchers. It's easy enough to come by.

http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composti...ilizer.htm
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RE: Easy potato growing - even in restricted spaces
LoP Guest  Wrote: (04-15-2012 12:51 AM)
Yay! for spuds.

Any thoughts on this?

Seed starts need to be done in our area next week but we want to move and are currently looking for a horse property rental which could take a few months to find. I've been racking my brain trying to figure out how to make a good sized transportable garden.

We'll plant here just in case nothing comes along in time but don't want to move and be too late to garden somewhere else.

If anyone has any suggestions, that would be much appreciated.
Plant in large pots with casters on the bottom. You can just wheel the pots up/down a ramp into and out of a moving van. You can use any piece of scrap wood for a ramp. Maybe you can even glue the casters on with a very heavy duty type of adhesive. Just an idea...modular/portable garden. Cheer
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RE: Easy potato growing - even in restricted spaces
raisinbread  Wrote: (04-15-2012 01:11 AM)
About how long til you can put another tire on? wouldn't it choke out the layer under it?

You add dirt and straw as the potato foliage grows. Always allow three to six inches of growth to be exposed. Add tires as the dirt depth necessitates.

You should have several stacks of potatoes so you can stop and harvest some of them during the summer. Fresh potatoes - yum.

My potatoes should be up after this weekend's rain. Oh, and you harvest potatoes after the foliage turns brown and dies. *(or earlier)
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RE: Easy potato growing - even in restricted spaces
Buy a grow bag, cut it in two, just add potato's, water and sunshine.........

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Astrochik  Wrote: (04-15-2012 12:52 AM)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1OShZZUt0k

This is my style, haha! Thanks Astro lady. Hugs
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RE: Easy potato growing - even in restricted spaces
LoP Guest  Wrote: (04-15-2012 01:01 AM)
What type of soil mixture works best? Compost, peat moss, sand, etc.?

as long as you make the initial planting in dirt. The rest can be anything...I use lawn clippings.
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RE: Easy potato growing - even in restricted spaces
Ohio Dude  Wrote: (04-15-2012 01:46 AM)
raisinbread  Wrote: (04-15-2012 01:11 AM)
About how long til you can put another tire on? wouldn't it choke out the layer under it?

You add dirt and straw as the potato foliage grows. Always allow three to six inches of growth to be exposed. Add tires as the dirt depth necessitates.

You should have several stacks of potatoes so you can stop and harvest some of them during the summer. Fresh potatoes - yum.

My potatoes should be up after this weekend's rain. Oh, and you harvest potatoes after the foliage turns brown and dies. *(or earlier)

thank you
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