I have been meaning to do this for a little while so here - I have moved this topic from the other so that it gets its own 'air time' and answers and input and so on!
I hope this suits you all as I think it should. Thanks for the posting and the answers too! Here we go:
Jan 28 Connie asked:
Lestie, What hints do you have for growing potatoes in containers.
Feb 6 Angie answered: Some people do not plant potatoes in soil - they use straw or peat and grow them upward. I guess you could grow some in a container and layer them.
Feb 6 Connie answered:
Thanks Angie. I have grown them in straw in a raised bed. Soil in my part of Kansas is heavy clay. It is a pain in the pinfeathers to dig potatoes. With the straw, I just stuck my hand in, found a potato of the correct size and picked it. By comparing the yield of the straw-grown potatoes with the soil-grown ones, it was clear that growing them in straw worked better in my garden. Alas, my neighbors planted oak trees and shaded my garden. No more raised beds--sigh.
Feb 6 Angie answered:
I'd like to try raised beds but I need to enclose my garden to keep deer at bay. I'm going to try adding a small area near the deck. Fortunately I do get a lot of sun in the yard. I'm an awful gardener though.
OKAY - now we can carry on exploring this topic by adding separate thoughts and posts with your signatures, thanks to all.
Edited by Lestie - ContainerGardens (02/10/13 06:20 AM)
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