the little florida homestead

There are many methods out there to growing potatoes!

Most of them are alternatives to the row and dirt piling method, of conventional growing, for the purpose of space saving.  Many, like the box method, aim to create greater yields in a smaller space, by piling layers of dirt or straw continuously over the growing potatoes.  In this same ilk is the potato bag method.

A specially designed grow bag is filled with dirt (and your seed potatoes).  4″ of the bag is rolled down whilst you initially fill the bag and rolled up to allow extra dirt/straw to cover the potatoes as they grow.

I like the idea of these bags as they are used in an area that isn’t necessarily covered by dirt.  My chickens have taken over my original potato growing space and these bags could potentially be put on my pavers by the shed – taking…

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