potatoes over a cement slab

cheryllmartel(6b)April 14, 2014

I have an area right in front of our deck, which used to be a sidewalk..........I have put new soil there..........but was wondering what would be the best veggies to plant there? How deep does it need to be ? I was hoping to grow potatoes there? Advice?

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charlieboring

You can grow potatoes in soil 6 inches to 12 inches deep or more. If you have at least 3 inches of soild lay your seed potatoes on top of it then cover with 3 inches of soil. As the plant grows out of the soil; add soil, up to about 12-14 inches.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 9:29AM
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gardenper(8)

That sounds like a good spot for herbs that you could access easily from your deck. Otherwise, the suggestions from charlieboring are great!

    Bookmark   April 16, 2014 at 5:23PM
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howelbama(7 NJ)

What is the drainage like? Does the cement slab cause the new soil you put in to puddle up during heavy rain?

    Bookmark   April 16, 2014 at 9:01PM
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