Fhaith's Potato Tower garden
Garden Type: Frontyard | Sun: Don't Know | Soil: Combination | Established: 2012
I think I am going to highlight this as a productive effort to really document what I am doing in hopes to figure out best practice in growing potatoes. We eat a lot of them in my family. I should be growing them.
No matter what I’ve tried I haven’t had abundance. A few here and there that were enjoyed but not stored for future use. I want reasonable volume but in order to do so I have to learn.
I cut about six feet of flexible garden fence and made a circle tower.
I placed straw, compost, rabbit waste/straw potato (russet) and layered again using the same. I think I even added sand in the mix.
Added more potatoes, then layered again. Added red potatoes and layered again.
I also placed some sod upside down in the mix because of something I read once about how the Irish planted potatoes by cutting the sod and pulling it up and around the seed potatoes. Since they are heavy nitrogen feeders I thought I’d try it.
Lets see how it goes. A low cost technical wonder tower. .
Located in Ithaca, United States, Fhaith's Potato Tower garden is an outdoor garden that currently contains 1 plants.Consisting mainly of Combination soil, this Frontyard garden is located in USDA Hardiness Zone 5a.
Planting Out on 31 May 12