Northernfox
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The Amazing Potato -- Planting in potato bags different ways

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Potatoes have a rich and wonderful history! They have literally shaped humanity! With out cold spring delaying things in the garden you can get going on planting them to get a jump on the season.

There are two ways you can plant potatoes. The first which is by far the most common is to take potatoes with eyes on them and plant them in the soil. The least common is to harvest the true potato seeds from the foliage and start them from seed! I will be doing both this year!

I am trying a little trial with the purple potatoes. One I will plant in potting soil and the other I am going to plant in some potting soil but continue to add mulch and coffee grounds all summer long. I am interested to see which one works the best!

gardeningwithe
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Re: The Amazing Potato -- Planting in potato bags different

How did it go? Which one worked better?

Northernfox
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Re: The Amazing Potato -- Planting in potato bags different

Turns out I created a hot compost and stunted the one potato lol.

Mulch layer is a better way to build soil :)

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Re: The Amazing Potato -- Planting in potato bags different

Well, a good learning experience nonetheless I suppose :)

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Re: The Amazing Potato -- Planting in potato bags different

Lol yup at least I did not lose the plant lol.



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