Posts Tagged ‘potato bins’

Blighted potatoes

Friday, June 17th, 2011

It’s been strange and untypical weather this Spring. A March as warm as June followed a very dry winter. In May, we had more thunderstorms than I think I’ve encountered in the rest of my lifetime, and periodic rain has continued into June. Wonderful weather for bringing the garden on. Wonderful weather for bringing on the various fungal diseases that thrive in warm, damp, humid conditions …

Potato canopy in potato bin

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Potatoes on steroids

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Or so it seems. I’m having to add a new layer to the potato box every 4 days. And this even before they had their first dose of nettle liquid plant food that has been fermenting in a barrel for them and the tomatoes …

Potato bin

April 10th – 2 layers and ready for the next

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Raising potatoes

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

A week ago, the potato bin looked like this

Sprouting potatoes in potato bin

Now it looks like this, so time to add another layer.

Sprouting potatoes in potato bin

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Potato bin

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

Ever since first reading about cultivating potatoes vertically rather than horizontally, I’ve been wanting to try this, so in between planting trees and raising beds, I also made a raised potato bed. At just under a cubic metre in size, it should hold around 2 dozen potato plants at maximum recommended density for container-growing.

Potato bin built from wooden planks

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