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3rd time its charm - potatoes

Post  squaredeal on 9/4/2013, 8:13 pm

After two, very unsuccessful, attempts to grow spuds, I finally achieve a harvest.   When I tipped out my SmartPot bag, I got these.  I'll definitely use SmartPot bag (taller one next time) for potatoes.

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Post  camprn on 9/4/2013, 9:41 pm

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Post  bnoles on 9/4/2013, 9:42 pm

Nice harvest! What size smart pot did you use and which one are you changing to?


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Re: 3rd time its charm - potatoes

Post  Marc Iverson on 9/5/2013, 12:13 am

Did you use the kind of smart pot with a trapdoor on the side? Those look especially cool for potatoes.


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Re: 3rd time its charm - potatoes

Post  squaredeal on 9/5/2013, 4:35 pm

I used the 10 inch (height) pot with handles - like the photo here. No trap door - didn't know they had one!


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Post  CapeCoddess on 9/5/2013, 4:40 pm

I haven't been able to grow potatoes yet and would be tickled pink if I got that harvest.  Did you use the Smart Pot on the first 2 attempts, or where did you plant them?

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Re: 3rd time its charm - potatoes

Post  squaredeal on 9/6/2013, 3:59 pm

No, I did not use Smart Pots in the earlier attempts.  Smart Pots are fabric felted pots -  not the polypropylene grocery bags popularized by Larry of Minnesota.  In the past, I had used large plastic planters and that was my mistake.  The potatoes need air and most wooden and deep plastic planters do not allow for much air flow.  I grew broccoli and lettuce in the 5 gallon bag size and potatoes in the other.  I used self-watering planters for my other veggies.  My potatoes were grown on the concrete driveway.  I used Mel's Mix to start the spuds, then added Mel's mix and extra compost as the potatoes grew.  I'm sure if I had a deeper bag, I would have had more potatoes.

If you can only have a temporary space for your SQ FT Garden, Smart Pots makes a Bag Bed.  I wouldn't hesitate at all to use it - love that air pruning!  P.S. Smart Pots are made in the USA and are washable.

The only change I'm going to make next year is to put a Smart Pot in a wicking-typing self watering planter so I get the benefit of irrigation as well.

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Post  Marc Iverson on 9/7/2013, 12:46 am

I was thinking of doing something a bit like that simply by putting my growbags in a large saucer of some kind, perhaps formed out of the top of a rubbermaid container.

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Post  Windsor.Parker on 9/7/2013, 2:59 pm

@squaredeal wrote:...love that air pruning!  P.S. Smart Pots are made in the USA and are washable....
 Way to go on them 'taters! Think I'll try a Smart Pot or 2 next Spring.

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Post  murarrie25 on 9/7/2013, 3:57 pm

Did you start with  a seed potato and are you going to replant from this crop or start from new potatoes.

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