Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» N&C Midwest: When are your starting seeds?
by aliceingardenland Today at 3:24 pm

» ahoy mateys from Arkansas
by sanderson Today at 2:47 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson Today at 2:13 pm

» A new SFG fan from Texas
by Mastogarden Today at 9:32 am

» Floating Away and New Seeds!
by Kate888 Today at 7:26 am

» Sowing Experiment! Anyone Tried This?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:49 pm

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 5:13 pm

» Your favorite blackberries or raspberries?
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:07 am

» Aerogrow by Miracle Grow
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:05 am

» Seed Organizing Ideas
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:04 am

» Areogardening
by BeetlesPerSqFt 2/20/2018, 9:54 pm

» 2018 SFG in Brooks, GA
by Scorpio Rising 2/20/2018, 9:39 pm

» N&C Midwest: February 2018 !
by Scorpio Rising 2/20/2018, 9:31 pm

» has55's R & D Journey
by sanderson 2/20/2018, 1:55 am

» parsnips in square foot garden?
by sanderson 2/20/2018, 1:43 am

» WANTED: Pictures of Compost Bins
by bigdogrock 2/19/2018, 10:28 pm

» The New Square Foot Gardening Foundation page is now online!
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:40 pm

» February: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:31 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Scorpio Rising 2/19/2018, 6:24 pm

» Invasive Tree Roots - Very important topic for newbies.
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:23 pm

» excited to be here!
by Kate888 2/19/2018, 2:57 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson 2/18/2018, 2:58 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by sanderson 2/18/2018, 12:16 am

» New England Feb 2018
by sanderson 2/17/2018, 8:14 pm

» Eggplant - (Japanese) Millionaire
by Scorpio Rising 2/17/2018, 11:42 am

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by has55 2/17/2018, 8:17 am

» SUGA 2018
by SQWIB 2/16/2018, 3:15 pm

» LED grow lights......any advice?
by sanderson 2/15/2018, 12:08 pm

» Mystery plant - need ID please
by yolos 2/14/2018, 8:44 pm

» new to the site from Arkansas
by Scorpio Rising 2/14/2018, 8:36 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Covering Potatoes

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

Go down

Re: Covering Potatoes

Post  boffer on 5/24/2010, 2:52 pm

@milaneyjane wrote:From what I have read on potato towers, you don't want it to get taller than 4 inches above the soil.

4-6 inches This is SFG-'closies' is good enough
avatar
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 64
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: Covering Potatoes

Post  Cropper2 on 5/24/2010, 3:07 pm

Aha! Thanks Boffer. I've been trying to be very careful about not covering leaves. No more!

Cropper2

Posts : 78
Join date : 2010-04-24
Location : Zone 7, near Annapolis, Maryland

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Covering Potatoes

Post  Dietryin on 5/24/2010, 9:28 pm

me too...thanks for the info!

Dietryin

Female Posts : 134
Join date : 2010-04-02
Location : Lake County IL. Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Covering Potatoes

Post  Megan on 5/24/2010, 9:32 pm

I have been keeping a lot of photos of my potato box as it has developed, would it help anyone if I posted them?
avatar
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 50
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

View user profile http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Covering Potatoes

Post  Chopper on 5/24/2010, 9:34 pm

@Megan wrote:I have been keeping a lot of photos of my potato box as it has developed, would it help anyone if I posted them?

Absolutely!

Chopper

Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 62
Location : Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

View user profile http://thezimmermannfamilytoo.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Covering Potatoes

Post  Megan on 5/24/2010, 9:59 pm

@Chopper wrote:
@Megan wrote:I have been keeping a lot of photos of my potato box as it has developed, would it help anyone if I posted them?

Absolutely!

Okay, you asked for it! Just keep in mind I am a noob. Smile

First shot of my potato box, this is a test fit before I started digging down. It is a 1x4.


Dug out as deep as I could get it... which is about 16-18" total. Just beneath this is some serious hard pan red clay. Getting down even that deep took me quite a while, I was measuring my victories in 1/2" here and there towards the bottom.

The stuff I dug out, I shared out between the two beds, mixed up with MM as best as I could, and reserved 3 big pails for backfilling. Not enough, as it turned out.

Those are my 4 seed potatoes there on the lower left. They are Kennebecs.



I put a teensy bit of sterilized manure in the bottom. I was afraid to put more because I read somewhere you don't want the strength of the plant to go too much into the greens.


There's a hole in the bucket! (After I pulled up sod.) Plus some nice rocks I found while digging.


Hole plugged, more or less.


Another shot.


First shoots.


Coming up. (There is already a little backfill here, not intended but it just eroded down.)


First cover, 5/13.


Second cover, 5/16.


Third cover, started 5/20. Very low on MM, so used straw for most of it.


Third cover, finished (covered up with MM), 5/20.


Today (5/24). I dug down to find the baby. flower
avatar
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 50
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

View user profile http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Covering Potatoes

Post  Dietryin on 5/25/2010, 7:53 am

Nice potato bed

Dietryin

Female Posts : 134
Join date : 2010-04-02
Location : Lake County IL. Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Covering Potatoes

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum