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Re: Potatoes and Potatoes only.

Postby LANDM » Apr 27th, 2017, 5:48 am

Bman wrote:Next time u pop by, make a point to peek at my spud patch.
You can stick your arm in up to your shoulder. Nice and rich and totally unrestricted .


If that isn't the Euphemism-of-the-Year, I don't know what is! :200:

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Re: Potatoes and Potatoes only.

Postby Queen K » Apr 27th, 2017, 5:59 pm

Now now!

Tomorrow I'm planting some German variety, they're all ready now.
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Re: Potatoes and Potatoes only.

Postby coffeeFreak » Apr 27th, 2017, 6:48 pm

I have a friend who grew a LOT of potatoes in tires. Here's a link to an article (and an excerpt) that tells you all about it.

Crazy to think that four tires high can can yield so much:

Stacking Tires
As the potato plants grow, more tires and soil are added to the stack. The stacking begins when plants reach about 2 to 3 inches high. The plants are not completely covered, as a small portion of the plants should be visible. The stacking continues to three or four tires high, and the tubers continue to grow in the depth of the stack. A four-tire stack can yield up to 25 pounds of potatoes.

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/many-potato-plants-can-planted-per-tire-43326.html
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Re: Potatoes and Potatoes only.

Postby Bpeep » May 17th, 2017, 11:05 pm

ok-kel wrote:Hi.
I need opinions.
I have this metal frame bin that i wanted to grow potatoes in.
It is basically one of those that you would see at Walmart that would hold beach balls.
I love the idea that i could stick my hand through one of the many open squares to reach the potatoes.
I also have 2 bales of straw and great dirt.
If i frames the inside of it with thin cardboard and filled the lower area about 3 ft tall with thick straw and then put in a ft of soil with the seed potatoes in the soil layer, would that work?
Any other ideas?


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Re: Potatoes and Potatoes only.

Postby Fancy » May 18th, 2017, 4:36 am

Fancy this, Fancy that and by the way, T*t for Tat

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Re: Potatoes and Potatoes only.

Postby Jflem1983 » May 22nd, 2017, 8:41 am

3 types of taters this year red Pontiac another red one I forget and Yukon gold . Hoping for 100 lbs
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Re: Potatoes and Potatoes only.

Postby two_shoes1mit » Jan 26th, 2018, 7:54 pm

coffeeFreak wrote:I have a friend who grew a LOT of potatoes in tires. Here's a link to an article (and an excerpt) that tells you all about it.

Crazy to think that four tires high can can yield so much:

Stacking Tires
As the potato plants grow, more tires and soil are added to the stack. The stacking begins when plants reach about 2 to 3 inches high. The plants are not completely covered, as a small portion of the plants should be visible. The stacking continues to three or four tires high, and the tubers continue to grow in the depth of the stack. A four-tire stack can yield up to 25 pounds of potatoes.

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/many-potato-plants-can-planted-per-tire-43326.html


I did this when we lived in Williams Lake with great success. Tried it here last year and wasn't so good. Thinking it was too hot in the black tires above ground.
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Re: Potatoes and Potatoes only.

Postby Queen K » Jan 26th, 2018, 7:56 pm

Likely very hot. Too hot, yes.
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Re: Potatoes and Potatoes only.

Postby alanjh595 » Jan 27th, 2018, 6:00 am

Queen K wrote:Likely very hot. Too hot, yes.



I agree with you. That seems to be the most reasonable diagnosis. Potatoes like cool.
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Re: Potatoes and Potatoes only.

Postby Bpeep » Jan 27th, 2018, 2:48 pm

I'm on the last of last year's taters.
Still got lots of corn tho.
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Re: Potatoes and Potatoes only.

Postby alanjh595 » Jan 27th, 2018, 3:57 pm

Queen K wrote:Likely very hot. Too hot, yes.


The ONLY advantage to growing spuds in a tire, in Kelowna, is that; they will come out "half baked".

Pretty much same applies to out of town, beach dwelling, tourists too. (one hot afternoon on a hot bed of sand and some local weed fertilizer........) :D
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Re: Potatoes and Potatoes only.

Postby Queen K » Jan 27th, 2018, 4:33 pm

Jflem1983 wrote:3 types of taters this year red Pontiac another red one I forget and Yukon gold . Hoping for 100 lbs


Jflem, did you ever get your 100lbs of taters? :D
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Re: Potatoes and Potatoes only.

Postby Catsumi » Feb 24th, 2018, 10:00 am

On CBC's North by Northwest this morning (saturday) hosted by the silken-voiced Cheryl McKay is a 15 min. Garden talk.

Discusses growing spuds in sacks, you can start now...need bags, a little soil, straw and warmer for bag bottoms (yes, spuds too)

Also, you allprobably know this, but I sure didn't, that brasicas should NEVER be planted in withother types of crops because they kill the beneficial mychorrizal growth in the soil that other plants MUST have to survive. Because of that, never rotate other crop types the following year into a previous brasica area unless you have done extensive soil amendments.

15 min listen, good stuff

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Re: Potatoes and Potatoes only.

Postby Queen K » Feb 24th, 2018, 10:14 am

Good to know! Bring it on!
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Re: Potatoes and Potatoes only.

Postby Bpeep » Mar 16th, 2018, 8:54 pm

90 days to the first pick of warbas!
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