Paul Nickerson

InDorm Potatoes: Adding The Second Story!

In Alternative Agriculture, Gardening on February 8, 2011 at 10:51 pm

Second Floor Potatoes

So, Potato Plants grow a lot faster than I imagined. The seed potatoes I planted have already reached brim of the base container. Today I noticed they were actually touching the grow light, so i hurried to begin the second story.

To do so, I took a second, 5 gallon, bucket, and cut the bottom from it. This is very easy to do, and can be done with no more than a knife. Next, I used a screwdriver to put a dozen air hole scattered around the container. After filling the base bucket with potting soil and compost, I placed the second bucket on top. It is important to make sure you gently pack soil around every individual leaf in order to avoid air pockets. When the second bucket was in place, the lighting unit was then place on top of the system, and the waiting game begins again!

  1. This is very cool and I can’t wait to see how they do.

    Don’t forget they need 50% more on the last fert so a 5-5-8 or something to increase the last number will ensure you have more than GREENS on your potatoes!

    There’s little more disappointing than to harvest a bucket, bag or hole of empty potato roots!

    Regards from Cal,

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