Latest topics» Hello from Ontario
by CapeCoddess Today at 3:08 pm
» Butterfly Junction
by sanderson Today at 3:08 pm
» Growing zucchini in containers
by sanderson Today at 3:06 pm
» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson Today at 3:04 pm
» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by sanderson Today at 2:59 pm
» N & C Midwest: March 2017 Brink of Spring
by sanderson Today at 2:57 pm
» Hello from South Mississippi
by sanderson Today at 2:55 pm
» Spaghetti Squash ?
by sanderson Today at 2:52 pm
» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson Today at 2:36 pm
» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by sanderson Today at 2:26 pm
» Growing Strawberries in Charlotte
by sanderson Today at 2:24 pm
» An excellent read for those with Diabetes
by Ginger Blue Today at 1:32 pm
» SUGA 2017
by SQWIB Today at 1:09 pm
» who has chickens
by countrynaturals Today at 12:23 pm
» Hello from Richmond
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:25 am
» Double layer weed cloth/landscape fabric?
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:20 am
» Hello from Southeast Michigan!
by sanderson Today at 4:09 am
» Wick Irrigation
by sanderson Today at 3:17 am
» Watering System -- Finally!
by CitizenKate Today at 12:47 am
» Mirrors in the Garden
by ralitaco Yesterday at 10:06 pm
» Friend or foe?
by sanderson Yesterday at 8:08 pm
by llama momma Yesterday at 3:23 pm
» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:27 pm
» March: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:03 pm
» Medical Herbs
by Ginger Blue Yesterday at 10:39 am
» 1st SFG Plan - Any thoughts?
by herblover Yesterday at 9:04 am
» New from OK City
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:18 am
» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in March 2017
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:05 am
» Hello all
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:59 am
» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by donnainzone5 3/27/2017, 10:09 pm
I watched a youtube video that Mr. Bartholomew posted showing how to grow potatoes in a square bucket. My question is this... he says to put "compost" in the bucket...does he mean only compost (one of the 3 parts of Mel's Mix) or does he mean Mel's Mix that includes the vermiculite and peat moss?
- Posts : 10
Join date : 2013-02-14
Location : Asheville
Maybe you could post a link to the video? I'm not sure, but I do know that I threw rotten potatoes in my compost bin 2 autumns ago, and ended up with a surprise healthy potato plant growing in my bin come spring, so I know potatoes CAN grow in nothing but compost! (And overwinter compost at that!)
- Posts : 12
Join date : 2014-04-19
Location : Santa Fe
I grew potatoes in an 18 gal rubbermaid bin using 6 in of MM and adding straw and compost as the plants grew. Got more potatoes than the chits that I planted.
A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
Certified SFG Instructor
- Posts : 4334
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8
This is a great question! If Mel said compost that is probably what he meant. If he meant Mel's mix, I am sure that distinction would have been made in the video.@wife1mom2 wrote:I watched a youtube video that Mr. Bartholomew posted showing how to grow potatoes in a square bucket. My question is this... he says to put "compost" in the bucket...does he mean only compost (one of the 3 parts of Mel's Mix) or does he mean Mel's Mix that includes the vermiculite and peat moss?
Here is a nice write up about growing potatoes and there are several valuable links in the thread. You may find more information about specifications of growing potatoes and avoiding pests, diseases and other conditions.
41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau
Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher
- Posts : 14083
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a
Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum