Grow potatoes in tires or other containers. This is a wonderful space saver and a wonderful way to recycle old tires.
This is a great alternative to the traditional way of raising potatoes in rows.
Growing potatoes in containersis an inexpensive way of harvesting a crop of potatoes in a confined space.
And growing potatoes in used tires is a great way to recycle the tires.The Complete Book of Potatoes: What Every Grower and Gardener Needs to Know
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Your potatoes will thrive in the warm environment of soil filled tires! In most areas of the U.S. early potatoes can be planted at the end of March. Your main potato crop can be planted in April or early May. If conditions are right, you will see healthy potato plants growing after about 6 weeks. If there is a late frost, protect the young plants with straw or mounded earth.
You will be able to harvest early, "new" potatoes when the flowers on your potato plants have opened or their buds have fallen off. Just dig around in the soil and check. The young potatoes should be about the size of a hen's egg. Wait to harvest your main crop of potatoes until the potato plant foliage has turned brown. Then cut off at the stems, wait a few days and pull up the plant with potatoes attached!
A stack of four or five tires that you have progressively filled with some good soil and compost, and a couple of pounds of seed potatoes, should produce around 25 pounds of potatoes. Create several tire stacks and grow a winter’s supply of potatoes with ease.
Now use your very own, home grown potatoes to create dozens of tasty potato recipes that you have found right here.
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