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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Taters in a Bucket Revisited

LACEY DELACROIX

Lacey here! Although a long standing member of the Garden Shed Community I am usually not associated with growing, watering and weeding veggies. Generally it is my job to blow things up, burn things down and kill annoying people.

It keeps me busy, the supply of annoying people being nearly infinite.


But now and then I try to get my thumb a bit greener and so it was with my potatoes in a bucket experiment. You may recall that earlier in the year I placed a half a red potato in three different buckets of garden soil and compost mix, at about the halfway point of the buckets depth.

Then I simply watered the plants that popped up and let nature take over.

Now it is labor day weekend. Let us see what time has wrought.



 A BIT BEDRAGGLED


Well alrighty then! The plant is beginning to shut down and appears rather tired, limp and weary, much like Bill Clinton post intern.


Let's just dump it out on the ground, shall we?


BY THE PRICKING OF MY THUMBS, SOMETHING SPUD-LIKE THIS WAY COMES



Schweet! Not entirely in vain I see. In fact...

"Hey Jack! Put your hand next to the spud for comparisons sake, there's a lad."



I'VE SEEN WORSE




Respectable 'taters, but not too many as this shot shows. Still, that's ample portions of mashed or boiled potatoes for two people. Plus, it is clean, easy and fun to grow this way, and kids will enjoy the process immensely while catching the gardening bug in the process.


WELL, OK



I'll let the next bucket full go until the plant is completely dry and dessicated, and the third until just before first frost, and see if this makes any difference (perhaps the smaller spuds will develop more completely) and if it does, I'll let you know!

Thank you for visiting uncle Mac's Garden Shed!

 


5 comments:

Raymond Alexander Kukkee said...

Spuds are looking good--if not too many, but they look perfect. Bucket farming experiments can grow a LOT of stuff.

Glory Lennon said...

That'a really cool!

Chris West said...

Awesome... reckon I'll give this a go :)

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