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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Glimpse of the Garden: Week 7, Seed Potatoes


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     I'm getting ready to plant some potatoes. I have a mix of an all red variety and some white potatoes. I cut the bigger seed potatoes into chunks and waited a few days for the exposed parts to callus over.
Cut and callused all red seed potatoes. ©SBF

     There are several ways to grow potatoes, right in the ground or in some sort of planter. I grow mine in a trash can!
Summer 2014 Potatoes. ©SBF
     We tried growing them in the ground the first year we had a garden, but found the trash can technique worked better for us, and with limited sunny space on our property it fit better into my plans to expand our garden through container gardening.

2014 Potato Flowers ©SBF

Just dump out the can to harvest! ©SBF
     I follow the directions given in Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Spaces, by far my most favorite resource for container gardening!

If you want to try other planter ideas, you might want to check out this potato tower how-to from Mavis Butterfield.







This week many new flowers appeared. The flowering trees and shrubs are almost all in bloom. I love spring!
May flowers! ©SBF
 Check out this affiliate link for the Garden Tower Project- wouldn't this be a fun addition to a school garden program? 

Terracotta Composting 50-Plant Garden Tower by Garden Tower Project

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