Have you heard that you can grow potatoes in barrels? Some people use old tires stacked up but I wouldn’t use those. In MO, I used some big wooden boxes and the concept is the same. .throw in a little dirt, add potatoes, add more dirt as the potatoes grow and keep adding dirt til eventually, you’ll have a whole barrel full of potatoes.
Well . . I had a couple of bags of seed potatoes sitting around. I had bought them when I was waiting for the seeds I wanted . . just in case the ones I wanted didn’t come, I wanted to be sure I had something to plant.
They were already sprouted and early May was way too late to be planting potatoes but . . what did I have to lose? I was going to throw them out otherwise.
We have these compost bins and they mostly had just leaves in them so I dumped a bag of seed potatoes in each bin.
I added more leaves on top of the seed potatoes. Twice now, they’ve sprouted up through the top of the leaves and I’ve added more leaves.
It may not result in any potatoes but . . you never know and it was fun to try it and see what happens.
Of course, I’ll post my final results here.