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Potato box with lentils

Posted by Manday 6A OH (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 16, 11 at 15:52

I am thinking about trying a potato box but I also like the idea of companion planting. I don't have a lot of space, so I would like to get as much out of my garden as possible.

Has anyone tried planting other crops in with the potatoes? Say after you stop raising the box and let the potatoes bush out? I have also thought about using the sides of the box; has anyone tried this?

Specifically I am thinking about the following:
I have read that potatoes and lentils are good companion crops. Does anyone know if it would be possible to plant lentils on the sides of a potato box (through holes or between slats) and attach a lattice or support for the beans? I realize that I may have to make the box a little bigger and keep the potatoes toward the middle to have enough room for all of the roots, but I just wasn't sure if this was even possible.

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RE: Potato box with lentils

Give it a try. I've never done it, but if you have enough nutrients to support the extra plants, then fine. I myself use almost excusively compost in mine so that'd work fine. GL!

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