Sunday, February 19, 2012

Potato tower

PINTEREST!! Its so addicting but full of so many great ideas!  Today was pretty enough to finally get outside and do some gardening!!

I saw this potato tower several weeks ago and thought that looks easy.  I've never grown potatoes, but with a few boards, screws and seed potatoes I'm officially a potato farmer.  

So the concept is very simple, place your potato eyes on the ground and cover. I used an alfalfa and dirt mix since the feed store has a bountiful scrap supply an easy wheel barrow tow from my house.  

Once the sprouts are a good twelve inches above the dirt/hay then add another layer and place the next boards up the all four sides.  While the vines continue growing up you keep adding soil/hay until the box is full and all sides are boarded in completely.  

So in approximately 60-75 days I will remove the bottom boards and see if there are any beauties ready for Sam and I to eat.  I will keep you posted! 

Yesterday Sam and I ventured to our favorite border town to get groceries and swing by Home Depot.  Thanks to our awesome friends that gave us wedding gift cards to Home Depot we were able to stock up on tons of vegetable seeds, 2 sacks of seed potatoes, 2 blueberry bushes, 1 blackberry bush, 4 two year old asparagus root sets, 2 strawberry root sets and several (10) succulents.  

Succulents are my secret addiction, okay its not really a secret but I do love these little guys!  I think its better to have an addiction to plants than something bad for you right?! I will take lots of pictures of my little darlings this week so y'all can basque in my succulent high too! 


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