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Any tips on growing potatoes?

Discussion in 'Gardening On Your Homestead' started by Chic Rustler, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. Dec 7, 2017
    Chic Rustler

    Chic Rustler Almost Self-Reliant

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    Really want to do potatoes this year. Maybe red potatoes. I have never grown them before. Any tips or advice? I want to do them in my bte garden. Can they take a couple hours of shade a day? Are they heavy feeders?
     
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    Mini Horses

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    baymule

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    One year I grew potatoes in a huge pile of leaves that I mixed with horse manure. Biggest, prettiest potatoes ever! If you want to try that, build your leaf pile now so it will have time to compost a little.

    I haven't had a good potato harvest since we moved. I'm hoping that I can do better this year. Maybe I need to make a leaf pile again......
     

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