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Old 05-26-2016, 11:19 AM   #1
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Urban potato farming

My, it's so quiet here today. I thought I'd share our potato garden. We started it on April 1 and it's going gangbusters. We're using compost we made and they seem to love it. They're French fingerling potatoes. I hope we get a great harvest!
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Old 05-26-2016, 11:22 AM   #2
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Are you adding dirt and boards as they grow? What kind of a yield are you supposed to have? Looks interesting and we love fingerlings, though probably too hot here now.
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Old 05-26-2016, 06:05 PM   #3
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Wow, that looks like a great set up there, GG. They've come a long way in only 2 months!
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Old 05-26-2016, 06:07 PM   #4
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Are you adding dirt and boards as they grow? What kind of a yield are you supposed to have? Looks interesting and we love fingerlings, though probably too hot here now.
Yes. Apparently, it can be from 50-100 pounds, or even more. I kept forgetting to take pictures as we added boards

Here's an article about it: Potato box yields scads of spuds – The Denver Post

It probably is too hot there now. You could probably start one in the fall, though.
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Neato setup, GG!
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Old 05-26-2016, 07:02 PM   #6
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Thanks, all

Btw, we started with six seed potatoes from our local feed & seed store. They already had sprouts. We cut them apart and let them sit on the kitchen windowsill for a few days, till the surface dried out some and then planted them.

They're starting to bloom now, but they're still growing!
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Thanks, I'll have to remember that for later this year.
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Old 05-29-2016, 10:34 AM   #8
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I tried something similar a few years ago and used large pots. The results were mixed as the leaves became infected with the dreaded black spot and I was forced to abandon the experiment.

I love your method and will try it next summer.
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I saw this on Pinterest and thought that I might try this
http://www.amazon.com/Convenience-Co...Z9XQ8KVG08ATKG
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I saw this on Pinterest and thought that I might try this
Amazon.com: Convenience Concepts Potato Pot Deck Patio Growing System: Kitchen & Dining

I actually made a home-made version of this ( this year). The plants doing well, but too early to tell whats going on under the soil.

Im looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
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