Monday, June 4, 2012

The great potato barrel experiment

I had an old rain barrel that would no longer hold water so my husband cut it in half and now I have two potato barrels. Both ends were cut out. I then placed some of my garden soil at the bottom and placed about ten seed potatoes...about two inches of soil. I covered the seed potatoes with organic soil from the hardware store, about 4 inches and watered them in. Now we wait for them to come up.  Most of the sites I checked used three potatoes, but I didn't think that was enough...their harvests were pretty pitiful. I got the seed potatoes on sale for $5 for the one barrel. The second barrel I used sprouted potatoes from my potato bin, red, purple and white. We shall see how this all turns out!

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