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My potato bag experiment was a big FAIL!

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Not one potato out of six large bags. Not even a little one. The plants grew like crazy...and fast! Then they just.....died.....

I admit, I did not try a variety of fillers, as my research said you can use about anything. I used hay and leaves. 

I'm not giving up yet. Next year I will try soil. If any of you have done this successfully, what tips can you give.?

New World Peace

by on Sep. 29, 2012 at 1:36 PM
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by master gardener on Oct. 21, 2012 at 8:55 PM
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I grow mine on the ground and just put straw on top, adding more as the plants get taller.  I don't till my garden at all and have permanent beds with permanent mulch, so the ground is pretty loose.  I do make a shallow (1") trench just so the pieces of potato stay put.  Usually this works very well and I can pick out most of the potatoes without any digging.  This year, however was a totally different story and the results were poor because of the heat and dry weather.

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