Wednesday, March 18, 2009

crop in ground...or um, planters

I planted potatoes, garlic and lettuce today!  I wanted to plant more but my patio and wallet have their limits.

For the potatoes I am using the cage method.  Instead of the wooden box on this site, I took a big blue rubbermaid tub, drilled holes in the bottom for drainage and placed my potatoes in there.  Here they are before they were covered with soil.
 

After I covered them with about 4" of soil.  When they sprout, I will periodically cover them with more soil, leaving 2/3rds of the vines sticking out until I am out of room for soil.  Then in Fall, POTATOES!  Can't even wait!

1 comment:

Natasha, Phil, Alex & Zach said...

Hey, how are the crops?