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.

 

  1. Cut your wood into 2 feet pieces.
  2. Screw them together, creating a square frame.
  3. Staple weed barrier fabric on the bottom to keep the compost from spilling out the bottom.
  4. Fill with compost.
  5. Place your seed potatoes about 12 inches apart. (I fit 5 potatoes per box).
  6. Cover with compost and let them grow.
  7. When the leaves get above the box add another square frame and add compost leaving 2-3 leaves at the top. D
  8. Do this 3-4 times throughout the summer.
  9. At the end of summer after the potatoes have flowered and start to yellow you can harvest.
  10. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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