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My kids and I got together and planted the first of the potatoes. The ground has not been worked in about 2 years, so it had to be broken up. Plus, the rain started coming down. So we only got one row planted.

We tilled up a couple of rows about 60 feet long, spread some 10-20-10 fertilizer, tilled the fertilizer in, dipped the cut potatoes in fire place ash, then planted them about 3 feet apart.

If we have extra potatoes left over, we will go back in between and plant some a little closer then 3 feet.

 

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planting potatoes

Please explain.

Does the plant produce more because the soil is deeper and more loose? How do you go about adding or stacking the tires?
As the potato plant grows taller, you add another tire and fill with dirt. This makes the potato plant grow even taller.
 

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Great vid. How many people in your comunity garden? In the comunity garden here ther are about 15 of us so far, only 4-6 of us that are really serious about it. Closer to planting it will catch on to the others. Some are not excited untill they see the stuff growing!
 

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As the potato plant grows taller, you add another tire and fill with dirt. This makes the potato plant grow even taller.
Thanks Kev, I wondered if that had something to do with it.
Potatos are somthihng I defintiely want to try this year.
Thanks for the video too, it would not have occured to me to cover the spuds in ash.

I've read that it's best to leave the potatos in the ground for as long as possible, until the plant dies. Is this true?
 

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Great vid. How many people in your comunity garden?
3 families, it breaks down to 11 people, 6 adults and 5 children.

The land we are planting on belongs to my step son and step daughter. Its some family land their grandfather left them after he passed away a few years ago. I'am guessing the plot we are using in the video is about 1/4 acre. There is another plot we are going to plant water melons on. And a smaller spot we are going to plant okra on.

My parents have several acres that we could have planted on, but its a 15 - 20 minute drive to that location. We planted here because its in town and only a 5 minute drive from my house. The plot is in between my step son and step daughters house. Its only like 200 feet from each house. So its going to be easy for them to pick stuff for their family without having to drive.

Here is some of the stuff we plan on planting:

Potatoes
Okra
Snap beans
Water melons
Corn
Cucumbers
Maybe some strawberries
Squash and Zucchini
 

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here Fla I planted mine on Jan 20 and some are already 5" tall this is my first year so we will see how it goes. I'm doing the stackable box instead of tires.
 
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