Grow your own endless supply of potatoes with this super NEAT gardening method ..
You can stop buying potatoes from the grocer store with this fun and easy diy idea to start garden of potatoes. If you eat a lot of potatoes, then you'll want to take a look at this diy idea for growing an endless supply of potatoes. This easy project to do can be accomplished in an afternoon, and end up feeding you and your family for weeks and the best part is that it only requires minimal care. What’s even better about this diy idea for growing potatoes is that this potato tower can last throughout the growing season. You can start one tower of potatoes in the spring to have potatoes through the summer, and another potato tower in the summer to last until autumn, and a final potato tower in late summer to get you through to early winter. These potato towers keep warm and moist up until November, which means you can feed your family even longer. For the full step by step instructions for this gardening project to do, you'll want to take a look on the Grdnng site.
For this potato start garden project you will need some steel wire fencing or chicken wire, some zip ties, rebar stakes, straw, perforated PVC drainage pipe with cap, aged compost or chicken manure fertilizer, needle-nose pliers, at least 40 high-quality seed potatoes, which are available in any gardening supply shop, a heavy steel mallet and a metal shovel. To make the potato tower you will start by taking your fencing and creating an upright cylinder that is about two to three feet in diameter. Then line the tower with the straw. Fill the bottom of the potato tower with the straw, then fill it up with about a foot of soil. Place your quality seed potatoes about three to four inches from the edge, and about 6 inches apart from one another. Fill the potato tower to the top. Continue layering the potato tower with straw, soil, and quality potatoes until you’ve filled it up to the top. After the potato tower is filled to the top you will want to water. Keep the potato tower soil moist, but not oversaturated. In about three months you will be ready to enjoy the potatoes you have grown. When you are ready to tear down your potato tower, you want to tear it down from the bottom up. Reach in and begin to grab your potatoes, then carefully take the other potatoes as you make your way through the rest of the soil and the straw. You'll want to take a look at the short step by step video for the full details on this diy idea and how to start garden of potatoes.
When it comes to the potatoes you will choose for your potato garden, there a variety of choices to include starcy, waxy and all purpose potaoes. Starchy include the classic Idaho or Russet, which are potatoes that are high in starch and low in moisture. These potatoes are fluffy, which makes them great for boiling, frying and baking, but these potatoes don’t hold their shape well, so you want to avoid using them in food ideas such as casseroles, potato salads and gratins. Waxy potatoes include Red Bliss or New Potatoes, have a low starch content and are often characterized by their creamy, firm and moist flesh that holds well after cooking. All purpose potatoes have a medium starch content that falls somewhere in between the starchy and waxy potatoes. These potatoes can be used for just about any cooking application. With a classic example is the Yukon Gold.
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