Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Potatoes in a pail
Originally uploaded by kencf0618
I did it! I planted 3 organic heirloom Yellow Finn seed potatoes in my 5 gallon pail.
My husband drilled about 10 quarter sized holes in the bottom of the pail, I tore up a cardboard egg box and put it in the pail for drainage, filled it with one foot of potting soil, and put in the potatoes and covered them with 4 inches of soil.
Now the pail is out on our patio and I can watch and wait.
I picked Yellow Finn because they can be boiled, fried or baked. Usually when grocery shopping we buy russets, since they are so good baked.
I have about seven seed potatoes left, so will plant them directly in the garden and see what the gophers do!
I am so happy when I plant something new to me. What is new in your garden this year?