2020, March, Uncategorized Planting Potatoes Posted by mallr on April 12, 2020 It’s been a while since I last posted. My routine is all off. Here’s a vlog from a couple of weeks ago I didn’t post here. I hope everyone is keeping safe! Share this:TwitterFacebookRedditLike this:Like Loading... Related
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I had not grown potatoes for MANY years. Actually, I planted only a few. One of my roommates in college did all the work. We had sandy soil back there. I had not bothered here because there are so many other vegetables to grow that do not mind the gravely soil. However, I found that bits of potatoes did rather well in the compost pile! I should have actually planted some properly. There was one that had fallen out of the compost pile and produces quite a pile of potatoes. However, because it was not planted properly, the potatoes were partly exposed near the surface of the soil, and green. Well, at least I know they can be happy here. If I really wanted to, I could find some good soil to grow them in, or just grow them in a whole filled with compost.
I like growing potatoes, they have good yields and store well; most years I manage to keep myself in potatoes from harvest to midwinter. I normally grow them in the ground but find I have to get rid of quite a few due to pest damage; this year I’m trying out grow bags to see if I get a better crop.
Those bags, and even tubs, are remarkably functional. They make it easier to dig the potatoes without actually digging them up from the ground. I see how well they work in other gardens. (I still insist on growing everything in the ground though.)