OT/ I've got growing potatoes in the bag! *edit: bumped for S/0 of "Fat and Poor" post
With the insane popularity of last week's post "Fat and Poor...." I thught I would bump this up. Growing your own veggitables is easy, even if you have limited space like me...If you have no space, you can join a community garden, or just shope at the local farmer's markets..they even take food stamps!
I love veggie gardening..But our new home is a rental and we have very limited space. So I did some research looking into grow bags for potatoes. You roll the bag down, put a little soil in the bottom, and then place the seed potatoes inside. The potatoes grow along the stem shaft. As the potato grows, you add mulch and roll up the bag.
Supposedly, this not only makes harvesting easier (no more tilling the hills with a pitch fork!) but you can also reach in and pull new potatoes whenever you want and the plant will still continue to produce.
I made these bags with landscaping fabric and a stapler..hahaha! Much cheaper than the online version. Here is a photo.
Have any of you ever done this? If so, can you share your experience?