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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:09 am 
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I've just been reading an article that shows how to grow tomatoes in a deep can/container. The thought occurred to me that if I got one deep enough, I could grow potatoes and/or carrots in a deep can and/or container. Has anyone ever done this? Could this be done? I, of course, wouldn't plant a bunch; I live alone & only want enough for myself. Comments/suggestions???


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I tried growing potatoes in an aerated trash can one year. It does work but you have to stay with it weekly to make sure the plants don't suffocate and die.

I have had great success over the years growing no-till potatoes by continuously mulching my potatoes with leaves and slightly undone compost. Always leave a little of the plants' foliage above the mulch so they don't die.

I feed my potatoes compost tea recipes mixed with fish products too. The extra protein/nitrogen also helps break down the high carbon mulch around the potatoes, while feeding the soil microbes and earthworms in the beds.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 2:21 pm 
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Thank you for your information. I may try it next growing season. That and carrots, too. My vegetable plot is so small to begin with, and what the prices continually going up. I do so want to grow more vegetables! Thank you again for the helpful information.


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