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Garbage Sack Potatoes

Posted by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 10:58 AM
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 Has anyone ever grown potatoes in a garbage sack?  I've been meaning to try this for years, and I'm thinking this will be the year!  If you've done it, do you have any tips?

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JohnnyCakes
by Bronze Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Never heard of it, sounds interesting though! 

JakeandEmmasMom
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 12:38 PM

 

Quoting JohnnyCakes:

Never heard of it, sounds interesting though! 

 A neighbor of mine did it once and it did work, but we think she was doing something wrong because she didn't get nearly the yield that most people say they get.  Seed potatoes are super cheap.  We love potatoes of all kinds at our house, so I'd love to be able to grow them ourselves.

kimscorner
by Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 1:07 PM

We eat potatoes of all kind everyday here too.

Never heard of it either, so here's a bump.  I may google it and see what's up.

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kiske
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 2:42 PM

I'd never heard of garbage sacks to grow them but I am thinking about trying to chicken wire tower method this year.  We'll see how it goes.


michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Jan. 31, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Just be sure the growing medium is a good mix of soil, humus (compost), and maybe even straw.  Be careful of keeping the bags protected...mice enjoy potatoes.

JakeandEmmasMom
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 4:58 PM
I've never heard of the chicken wire tower method. How does that work?

Quoting kiske:

I'd never heard of garbage sacks to grow them but I am thinking about trying to chicken wire tower method this year.  We'll see how it goes.


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KenzieQsMommy
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:02 PM
Critters is the reason we cant grow anything here :-(
We live in apartments with small backyards and I would love to plant a fee things but the neighbors on either side of us feed the squirrels and they've become accustomed to humans feeding them and have gotten aggressive. And there's a growing mice problem, I suspect for the same reason as the squirrels. It really stinks.


Quoting michiganmom116:

Just be sure the growing medium is a good mix of soil, humus (compost), and maybe even straw.  Be careful of keeping the bags protected...mice enjoy potatoes.


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chrissysnow22
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Never heard of it.... Good luck
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Stacie03
by Silver Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 8:42 PM
Good luck! I want to grow potatoes this year too, but I don't think that I'd use this method. I would be worried about chemicals from the bags getting in my food. I have been looking at the chicken wire method as well.
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BeachLifeMama
by Beachy on Jan. 31, 2013 at 9:54 PM

This.


Quoting JohnnyCakes:

Never heard of it, sounds interesting though! 



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