CharMarron Peony Gardens How to Grow 100 Pounds of Potatoes in 4 Square Feet On many occasions, we've been tempted to grow our own potatoes. They're fairly low maintenance, can be grown in a pot or in the ground, last a fairly long time if stored properly, and can be very nutritious (high in potassium and vitamin C). Here's more incentive: according to this article, you can grow 100 pounds of potatoes in 4 sq. feet. Learn how after the jump... According to this article from the Seattle Times, potatoes planted inside a box with this method can grow up to 100 pounds of potatoes in just 4 square feet. Lumber Seed potatoes Soil Careful attention to watering The Times' guide for building a potato growing box yields up to a 100 lbs. of potatoes in a mere 4 square feet is shown below: Plant as early as April or as late as August 1, with an approximated 3 month till harvest turnaround time. Here are some pointers from the article: Cut apart larger seed potatoes, making sure there are at least two eyes in each piece you plant. Seattle Times via LifeHacker.
Rose Magazine, Articles on Roses, Rose Forum, Rose Gardening Living Sculpture Website Template Printable PDF version Related videos: In turf works, we create living sculpture by shaping soil and covering it with grass or moss. These sculptures take on many shapes and sizes, from sod animals and other figures, to more abstract creations. No matter what shape the sod seating takes, the basics of construction are the same. Design The sky’s the limit when it comes to design and there is plenty of inspiration in the home and lawn furniture that we encounter every day. Another design consideration is to carefully examine the space at hand. Almost any site with adequate drainage and sun exposure will work. Materials Soil Sod Shovels Water Ground staples A large, knife for cutting sod Hammer or mallet Some notes on materials: Soil quantity: The biggest question when it comes to soil is: how much do we need? If you’re approaching your project in a more free-form manner considering measuring the dimensions of a similar size piece of furniture to calculate an estimate of cubic feet.
Tips and Advice on Outdoor Gardening, Flower Gardens, Plants, & Seeds - Dave's Garden How to Grow a Pineapple Top Indoors Once roots appear, plant the pineapple in a fast draining potting soil such as a Bromeliad or Cactus Potting Soil mixed with a third perlite. An eight-inch porous clay pot with bottom drainage is ideal. Layer about two inches of stones in the bottom of the pot prior to putting in the soil/perlite mix. The picture to the left illustrates the materials needed (the two pottery shards in the front are to put over the drainage holes; these came from an extra clay saucer that I broke up). The first step is to cover the drainage hole with the pottery shard. layer of stones followed by the soil and perlite mix. In terms of watering, the soil should always be slightly moist; not wet (which will promote rot) and not dry. After about two months, the pineapple should be supporting itself as a new plant. At this point you should notice that the original leaves of the pineapple will begin to die and turn brown, with new leaves beginning to grow at the center.
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Companion_Planting Companion Planting Guide Anise - Plant anise and coriander seeds together. They will both germinate more quickly. Keep soil moist and separate when seedlings have grown a little. Apple - If planted with chives there is less chance of apple scab disease. Asparagus - Becomes more vigorous if planted with parsley. Basil - Basil repels white fly and makes a good companion to tomatoes, in the garden & the kitchen. Beans - Less likely to suffer from beetles if petunias also planted alongside. Beans (Bush) - Plant with sunflowers, they like partial shade and the sunflowers attract birds and bees. Bee/Lemon Balm - Plant with tomatoes, it improves growth and flavour. Beetroot - Grow better if planted with onions, kohl rabi, basil, beans, lettuce, cabbage and tomatoes. Bergamot - Attracts beneficial honey bees. Borage - Plant with strawberries to increase crop. Broccoli - Planted with dill or mint grows better. Cabbage family - Cabbage butterfly is repelled by planting rosemary or sage with cabbages.
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