He Builds A Nest Out Of Straw And Dirt. Then Throws An Old Potato In The Middle. 35 Days Later? WOW!








Disclaimer:  We do not own and do not claim to own all the images and some contents appearing on our website/ Facebook page. The images and few contents belong to their respective owners, who have copyright over them. The images and some contents are taken from various different sources and we credit them on the end of every content. If you feel that any image violates your copyright, please write to admin@dafcuk.com to have it taken down.




⟵ Advertisement - Continue Reading Below ⟶


⟵ Advertisement - Continue Reading Below ⟶


Growing your own food is perhaps one of the most rewarding things that you can do, and one woman invented an extremely efficient and simple way of growing potatoes that blow you away!

Laurie Ashbach, from the blog Dan 330 came up with this genius way of growing potatoes with only a few square feet of space, which allows you to grow lots of potatoes, and allows you to have more room to grow other foods if you want too!



All you will need for this project is:

  • 4 fence posts
  • An eight foot section of wire section, about four feet high
  • Wire cutters
  • A bale of straw
  • Compost and bags of dirt
  • Seed potatoes
  • Laurie got seed potatoes from the Seed Savers Exchange in the winter, and were delivered to her in the spring, just in time for planting.





It may seem like extra effort, but making sure you use organic potato seeds will really ensure that you will grow top quality potatoes.

Seed Savers Exchange describes itself as “A non-profit, member-supported organization that saves and shares the heirloom seeds of our garden heritage, forming a living legacy that can be passed down through generations.”




 Start out by inserting your fence posts into the ground to make a square. Ensure that it is a least a few square feet, but you can make it as big or small as you want.


Next, bend the fence around the posts. Laurie and her husband bent the ends of the fence to tie together to ensure that the fence was secure.



The hay was then thrown in.  Looks kind of like a nest right?





⟵ Advertisement - Continue Reading Below ⟶


⟵ Advertisement - Continue Reading Below ⟶
Compost was then added to the hay in the center:


Time for planting!  The potatoes were cut and planted.  Try to have each piece of potato contain at least four eyes.  (An eye is like a seed)



Laurie talked about her yield, saying, “I started with 2 pounds of potatoes, which translated to 8 medium potatoes with about 4 eyes each which meant there were 36 eyes total to plant.  About 9 eyes were placed around the outside edge of the nest in 4 layers.  Next year I will double the number of potatoes per tower and keep going up.  On the top, I planted the eyes right in the middle so they could grow up,”



The potatoes were planted on the first of June, and by the Fourth Of July looked like this!



Foliage and flowers; things are looking up.



Laurie stresses how important it is to keep the potatoes watered, she even recommends setting up a soaker hose.





⟵ Advertisement - Continue Reading Below ⟶

⟵ Advertisement - Continue Reading Below ⟶

At the end of summer, Laurie was ready to harvest, super exciting!


Laurie also recommends not watering before harvesting so that you do not need to dig through mud.


What a fruitful harvest!


It is amazing how many potatoes Laurie was able to grow in such a small space.  This is a great sustainable way of farming for anybody with small space and big appetites!


 If you want to see the video recounting this growing method, check it out down below and let us know if you will give this awesome growing method a shot.


Initialize ads
Source: 1





Previous1 of 1Next
⟵ Advertisement ⟶


⟵ Advertisement ⟶


Disclaimer: All information, data, and material contained, presented, or provided on Dafcuk.com is for awareness purposes only. It is not to be construed or intended as providing medical or legal advice. The decisions you make about your family's health care are important and should be made in consultation with a competent medical professional. We are not physicians and do not claim to be. Any views expressed herein are not necessarily those held by Dafcuk.com
Share on Google Plus
    Blogger Comment
    Facebook Comment

Related

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Follow by Email