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My name is Victoria and I am gradually creating a suburban homestead in Central Illinois.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

potatoes planted perfectly

Yes! Healthy starch (in moderation!)

From greenhouse where the seed potatoes were rooted and leafed: To the pots lined up for planting....

We had great root growth as well as leaf:

These were planted into the old pyramid composter repurposed as a potato container:

The container is lasgana method with manure, compost, peat, straw and dirt. As the plants grow, we'll be adding more peat/straw/dirt as we go.

There are organic red poatoes and gold yukons.

I think I underestimated the amount we are going to harvest. The good news is we can always take young potatoes to snack on once the plants flower.

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