Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The book winner is .... and growing potatoes in a bag


Potato Sack
Originally uploaded by Earthworm

Mildred is the winner of the book "A Still and Quiet Soul: Embracing Contentment" by Cathy Messecar. I used random.org to pick the winner.
Here is a photo of what I may try, growing potatoes in a bag. It sounds so easy, and the gophers would be deterred, and my sometimes soggy soil wouldn't rot the taters.
I have never grown potatoes.
With this technique I think you add more soil and cover the leaves as the potatoes begin to grow. I understand you can also grow potatoes in a bucket that has drainage holes in it.
If you have tips on this potato in a bag idea please share them here.

15 comments:

Marilyn said...

We grew potatoes many, many years ago when our children were in elementary school. We grew them the traditional way & when they were ready to be harvested the children seemed to think they were on a treasure hunt digging them! It is a wonderful memory!!
Have a Wonderful Evening!
Marilyn

Mildred said...

I am looking forward to the book. Thanks for this opportunity to win!

the wild magnolia said...

Potatoes in a bag. How fun is that! Please share your experience!

Thank you!

Also, thank you for sharing the Leonard Cohen song which I did not remember!

Wishing you the best.

ZZ said...

I'm planning to plant some potatoes. It's my favorite food for one thing. I probably am going to have to look online to see when they need to planted...like what's the best time of year.

I hope yours grows well in the bag. It's sounds interesting to see how they will turn out.

Daisy said...

My dad grew potatoes the traditional way in our garden when I was a kid, but I don't remember much about it. Good luck with your method.

Congratulations to Mildred too!

Buttercup said...

Congratulations to Mildred. Wonderful reading ahead!

farmlady said...

I've never heard of growing potatoes in a bag. I will Google this and find out how you do it. I think it just might work. I have a big problem with gophers, so root vegetables don't do well here but this has possibilities.
Congrats to the winner of the book.

Amrita said...

Congratulations to the winner.

Nice idea - th e potatoes bag. We grow ours in a bed.

Kathleen Grace said...

No tips but I have heard good things about this method. Hope it works, I think it's well worth trying!

Theanne and Baron said...

Congratulations to Mildred! And by all means try the potatoes in a bag...it's entirely possible it will work!

Marydon said...

How fun, growing taters in a bag! Had not heard of this, Terra. We used to make ink stamps out of potatoes by cutting a design in the, stamp it in ink & then press onto paper for gifts for our parents.

Have a great weekend, sweet friend.
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

My Grama's Soul said...

Hi there.....the only edible thing I grow are various herbs. Never tried potatoes...although....if the economy keeps going like it is....WE ALL MAY HAVE TO PLANT A GARDEN (O:(O:(O:

Hugs dear lady

Jo

Nezzy said...

I have a friend who just lays her potato plugs on the ground and cover them with hay. The plants grow and when it's time to harvest, ya just pull the hay back. Sure beats the heck outta diggin' in the heat of Summer!!!

Love the bag of 'tader idea!

Congratuldation Mildred!!!

God bless and have an amazin' day!!!

Auntie Cake said...

Hi Terra!
You will have to keep us all informed of how it goes with the potatoes! Sounds interesting. There is nothing better than fresh potatoes right out of the garden. I know because my neighbor keeps me well stocked in the summer! Maybe your way I could actually accomplish!
Kate

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Congratulations to Mildred!! I am trying to catch up on my blog reading after being gone awhile and not feeling well awhile. LOVE the giraffes and the saying grace post... Mother Teresa had a quote of life itself becoming a prayer.... I love it. blessings ~ tanna