I was gifted some organic seed potatoes this past weekend, so I thought I’d try a technique that I remember reading about awhile back. I didn’t do any additional research because my days are crazy this time of year. I just went out and dumped them onto the ground where last year’s garden was:
Added some compost:
Opened up a banana box and placed it around them (plus took out a few big weeds):
Added a bit of soil dug from the garden:
Took some straw and filled the box to 2/3 of capacity:
And now, I’m waiting to see what happens. I’ve heard this makes it easy to harvest them. And, I think I’m supposed to add more straw around them as they grow taller. For now I need to just wait for the greens and we’ll take it from there!
This year I’m also experimenting with using boxes for carrots:
I generally don’t have much luck with carrots. This is probably due to the fact that I’m not super great at making my soil nice and fluffy. So – here’s a whole lotta fluffy in boxes, we’ll see how these two varieties of carrot enjoy the potting soil. I’m trying Amsterdam Maxi and Danvers 125.
How is your garden growing?