Friday, May 22, 2015

Growing Potatoes in a garbage can

Here are the 10 steps to growing potatoes in a container:
  1. Poke or drill several holes in the bottom of the garbage can.
  2. Place your container in a spot that will get a lot of sun throughout the day.
  3. Fill the bottom of the container with about 3 inches of soil.
  4. Place 4 – 5 whole seed potatoes into the soil, making sure they’re evenly spaced.
  5. Make sure the potatoes are completely covered by about two inches of soil.
  6. Water the potatoes thoroughly.
  7. Once the plants have grown to 7-8 inches in height, pour more soil into the container.  The soil level should be about three inches from the top of the plants.
  8. Water the plants as needed.  (Everyday, unless the rain gets them good)
  9. Each time the plants reach 7-8 inches above the soil level, pour more soil into the container, maintaining the soil at three inches from the top of the plants.
  10. At the end of the season, dump out the contents of your container and dig all around the soil to get your potatoes.

 I am going to try this. Wish me luck !