pOtAToes

pOtAToes

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:01 am

did 4 tire mounds with rotted manure, and potting soil mix. Heres the results. Not many med to small but a goood amount of large potatoes.
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will do this again next year adding 4 more piles, 2 tires deep.
wilder11354
 
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Re: pOtAToes

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:33 am

AWESOME!!! Can you post a pic or two of the tires themselves?
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Re: pOtAToes

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:44 pm

I too had an awesome year with potatoes, my peppers and cucumbers didnt do squat! I just compost my fall leaves with lime over the winter and then after first till add some 10-10-10 pellets. Re furtilize around mid july and have had great luck. Used manure once and I had weeds out the ying yang
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Re: pOtAToes

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:12 pm

BIG 'taters! Good going.
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Re: pOtAToes

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:19 pm

Nice crop Bill.:)
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Re: pOtAToes

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:42 pm

ONEDOLLAR wrote:AWESOME!!! Can you post a pic or two of the tires themselves?

Nothing to see but 2 tires stacked on topo of each other. put weed cloth down, put tire on it, fill with ROTTED cow manure(not horse) and potting soil, to top of tire, pushing it into tire cavity. plant seeds(4 per tire). as they grow cover over plant(hilling) so just the very top shows, add second tire at same time. when plant is up past top second tire, more manure & potting soil to cover all but top 4 inches or so of plant... thats all, just let them go till they brown/wither down, then remove top tire, checking in it cavity for taters, and dig with hands to find rest in lower tire, checking tire cavity. 4 seeds per tire crowd the soil when taters grow so no weeds grow.
wilder11354
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed