Thought I would share how we decided to try growing potatoes. This does not take up much space and can easily be done in a small yard.
wire with 2x4 openings (no climb type)
straw and soil with NO manure.
What we did was make wire cage about 2 1/2 ft diameter. lined it with straw and filled with a little dirt, then added potato seeds around the edges and covered with about 4 inches of dirt. We repeated this until almost reaching the top of the cage. Kind of like making a potato and dirt lasagna. The idea is the potatoes will grow and when time to harvest just dump over the cage and gather them up!
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Growing potatoes ..
Here is our potato tower today! looking happy.
5/14/2015 07:01:50 am
What words to live by. I'm really impressed with what you've done as a family, and your kids will be learning the important things in life. Can't wait to get down there and witness firsthand your handy work. Are you learning anything about gardening? Sure your ol man could give you some tips on the the road to becoming self sufficient. Unc Jim
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