Tuesday, June 9, 2009

how to grow 100lbs. of potatoes in 4 square feet

i love potatoes and as i found out two years ago: nothing beats home grown, organic ones! i start my plants on valentine's day in the sandy loam of my virginia field garden: they got rained on, then it froze and they rotted. not to worry: i replanted and all is well! but, there is only so much dirt to be mounded up on the tubers, and potatoes exposed to sunlight turn green and green potatoes are toxic. what to do? i have seen the potato boxes in various garden supply catalogs, but here is a diy box anyone can handle. one additional note: i would recommend putting the finest, strongest metal screen possible on the bottom to prevent moles from stealing your yukon golds! happy french fries!

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