I want to grow potatoes in black garbage bags on my deck. Any
information about this would be helpful.
Also, has anyone used store bought potatoes successfully rather than
purchasing seed potatoes? I want to use a couple baking potatoes and
a couple red potatoes that have sprouted.
Marita (I think Zone 5 - western Orange Cty, NY)
I heard that about the tires. Our town has a cleanup day coming up.
I bet I could get some from there.
Going forward, I wonder if the stacked tires could be used for
tomatoes, too. I don't see why not. DH will LOVE seeing tires all
over the yard, though :).
firstname.lastname@example.org (Marita J. Buffone) said:
Tomatoes grow above ground so the tires would only serve as a raised bed.
The advantage of growing potatoes in stacked tires is that you just remove
one tire at a time and the potatoes fall out; much easier than digging
them out of the ground.
On 6 Apr 2004 07:00:35 -0700, email@example.com
(Marita J. Buffone) wrote:
We have found that tire stores are delighted, thrilled, to
give us all the free tires we want - they'll even load them
into the car for us.
It costs the tire stores in our town $3 *each* to dispose of
tires - at least, that's what they tell us and they've no
reason to lie about it.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Marita J. Buffone) writes:
Supermarket potatoes grow perfectly! It is best to plant small whole ones,
rather than be tempted to cut a large one up into separate pieces. The cut
surfaces do tend to rot.
After you plant the spuds there should be no need to water them until
they have put up a nice bunch of green leaves. Just cover with lots of
mulch and dry leaves, etc. This cover will also protect them from the odd
I'm in Australia, where we like spuds as much as do the Irish.
John Savage (news address invalid; keep news replies in newsgroup)
Hi. Read this thread with interest. Just curious, how many seed potatoes do
you plant in the tires? One, two, maybe? Also, how high or how many tires
would you stack and fill with mulch or whatever before you stop and wait
before you start harvesting the crop? I have access to lots of well
composted mushroom manure, would that be ok to use in the tires or would
that be too strong for the spuds? Just subscribed to this newsgroup, my
first post, hope this comes through ok. If not, my apologies, Bill.
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