Novel Idea?

ceresone(missouri ozarks)March 18, 2009

I just read about someone treating a potato bed as a perennial.

Said he always had volenteers potatoes the next year from ones he'd missed--as I think we all do. So-he stopped digging, and just replanted at harvest time. He said he did this for 7 or 8 years.

I'd think, as long as you kept the ground in good shape, compost, etc it might work.

What do you think?

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Since this will be my first year at growing potatoes. I would love to hear all the ideas. It would be a great idea as far as I would be concerned. I would thing as you said just make sure to apply compost faithfully etc. The more I think about it I think I may place my potato bed in a different spot. So I can try this. Bonnie

    Bookmark   March 18, 2009 at 10:42AM
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sunnyside1(z6/SW Mo.)

It sounds good. I've only grown potatoes once before and we had a good crop. This year I'm growing them in two 12-gallon white poly bags and trying one 5-gallon bucket to be filled with shredded leaves.

Ceresone, I'd love to hear how well it works next year.
Good luck.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2009 at 10:55AM
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