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Potatoe Planter

Posted by seramas 4/5 SW Mich (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 17, 09 at 12:33

Potatoes planter 2'D x 4'W x 4'H with " hardware cloth and landscape cloth on bottom to prevent critters from nesting and/or eating the tubers and grasses (namely-tall fescue) from growing up through the tubers.

As the potatoes grow more 4" boards are added then filled to the top with a composted chicken manure/Canadian Peat/sand (1-1-1). They need lots of water until flowering stops and the plant starts to die.

Unscrew end boards and harvest potatoes, drying them in heavy shade on wire racks for a few days to let them cure. Then store them at 34F until used.

These are white potatoes-they have the long shelf life.

Will post video updates.

Here is a link that might be useful: Potateo Planter

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RE: Potatoe Planter

Too bad there's not something like that for the 1600 ft. of row that I had....

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