Monday, June 1, 2020

A Garden Experiment, June 1, 2020

Harvest Monday and All Seasons

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, March 5, 2020
My brother gave me this Potato Planter for Christmas. Basically, it is just a sturdy plastic bag with a Velcro flap on the side. I bought 'Red Norland' seed potatoes.

On March 5, I planted 4 seed potatoes in the bag. As the plants grew, I added more soil until the bag was full. We have had plenty of rain this Spring, so no additional care was needed.

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, May 30, 2020
The tops of the potato plants began to die about a week ago, so on Saturday the moment of truth arrived.
I opened the Velcro flap, removed some soil, and...

… there they were - Potatoes!

Big ones, little ones, and all sizes in-between!

After brushing off the dirt and adjusting the scale for the weight of the glass plate: 2 lbs. 4oz. (1 kg.) of potatoes with hardly any effort at all on my part!

Here is the recipe I used to cook a few of them, though for just the two of us, I reduced the pan size and ingredient amounts. They were delicious!

I am not physically able to grow a large garden; this Potato Planter bag was easy and fun.
I have more potatoes in a large flower pot that will be ready soon. Wish it had a side flap to open!
Also in containers, I have tomato plants, pepper plants, and cucumber vines.

Happy Gardening!

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20 comments:

  1. Hello,
    What a neat idea, growing potatoes in a bag. I am glad it was a success. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  2. Now, that is amazing! I never heard of potato seeds.

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    1. They are just very small potatoes that are ready to sprout and grow. You can find them in garden centers in a bag listed as 'seed potatoes' They do well in cooler weather, so they can be planted in early spring.

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  3. What fun. Congrats on a new venture!

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  4. I used to grow Red Norland potatoes in a similar way, but in large plastic barrels cut in half. I got lots, but they were as good keeping in long term storage as my Yukon Gold variety, so I switched over for all my growing pots. I can get enough potatoes out of three barrels to last us through the winter. - Margy

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  5. What fun and what a good idea.
    Thanks for sharing your excursion out . Seeing the Civil Was monuments would be very neat, Nice to get out although car driving seems to always be ok. It seems both of us live in an area where there is lots of green and outdoors stuff. Love it
    MB

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  6. aww... amazing...you grow potatoes in your garden.
    I should try it.
    Thank you for sharing

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  7. I haven't seen those before but that looks like a great idea! It makes me wonder if we could do that in our courtyard! Nothing better than new potatoes! Hugs!

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  8. I'm glad your experiment paid off! There's nothing like newly harvested potatoes in my books. I've grown quite a few different veggies in grow bags and pots before, but never potatoes. That's a possibility for future years I think.

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  9. How fun! Since they're grown in a bag, they don't need the sun, that I lack in the forest, so I got to try this, because we are big potato eaters! Your educational post for All Seasons is greatly appreciated! Have a whole fun week, Jesh

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    1. Don't know how well they would grow in the shade, but give it a try!

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  10. Magic! I wonder if I could do that!

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  11. I like this and what an easy way to plant/harvest potatoes.

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  12. Love that you grew them and I’m going to try that recipe!

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  13. That is awesome! I love potatoes, and those red ones are really delicious. I think I grew potatoes at my old garden (although it might have been my neighbors who shared theirs). Not enough sun here for a big veggie garden, but we get loads from our CSA biweekly food share. Enjoy those tasty taters!

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  14. Congratulations. A very successful experiment.

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  15. Not seen one of those for potatoes before - looks like a good idea. Home ground food always tastes so good.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  16. Harvesting potatoes is always fun - you never know until the last minute what sort of yield you are going to get!

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