My Irish Green Thumb.
Over the last few years I have attempted developing my green thumb and growing my own vegetables and fruit. This year for St. Patty's Day I thought it would be fun to plant potatoes. It is a really simple project and is a lot of fun for the entire family. I cannot wait to harvest at the end of the summer!
You will need:
3 pieces of 2"x6"x8' pre-treated wood, wood screws, weed barrier fabric, industrial staples, seed potatoes and compost.
- Cut your wood into 2 feet pieces.
- Screw them together, creating a square frame.
- Staple weed barrier fabric on the bottom to keep the compost from spilling out the bottom.
- Fill with compost.
- Place your seed potatoes about 12 inches apart. (I fit 5 potatoes per box).
- Cover with compost and let them grow.
- When the leaves get above the box add another square frame and add compost leaving 2-3 leaves at the top. D
- Do this 3-4 times throughout the summer.
- At the end of summer after the potatoes have flowered and start to yellow you can harvest.
- Don't wash the potatoes until you are ready to eat them so that they last longer.
Here are some pictures I found on Pinterest of what other people are doing.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 9:15:00 AM