That's just a bucket..!
Does it really just work like that?
Is it really that easy?
Potatoes: Growing in various containers
don't even need a bucket, you can just grow them in the sack they came in, wow what a versatile vegetable I'm really becoming a P,S,E (potato sack enjoyer)
>If you have access to the internet, aren't a fucking idiot,
Jesus! If you have nothing to contribute then just shut up instead of telling people to use the internet, when they are asking on the internet.
Would you prefer sacks or buckets?
yes I'm a P,S,E (preferential sack eclectic) the less plastic in the world the better using sacks is recycling and they are biodegradable so they return to the circle of life
I wouldn't buy plastic buckets to do it so growing in them seems like a form of recycling.
Can you put the sacks on earthy ground or will some weeds and molds start growing into it when it rains?
that's fine if it happens, mold is fungus it'll connect your plants to the mycelium network nourishing them and protecting them from disease
Potato blight is a fungus too. Any tricks on how to avoid that while getting the fungal benefits that you've mentioned?
have the right fungus, inoculate and feed the good fungus so it become strong enough to ward off the others
Sacrifice an irishman to the potato gods.
are you also a P,S,E (penis sucking enthusiast)?
nah you do that well enough for all of us
Very nicely done
The sack of potatoes gimmick wasn't funny the first time you posted it. It was just odd. All these other subsequent attempts to force it just seem strange, like watching the autistic theater kid piss himself and then declare it as art. I feel secondhand embarrassment for you.
>implying there is only one of us
There definitely is.
there definitely is at least 5 of us and more pro potato sackers then potato sack haters
Are these "other people" in the room with you right now?
No, potato is fine!
Fuck off i liked it
It just wasn't funny.
I enjoyed it, gay
Can you grow them in socks tho?
i'm glad I came into this thread
If you have access to the internet, aren't a fucking idiot, and don't live somewhere with freakishly cold weather, it's really damn easy to grow most food crops.
Im trying something new this year
mostly to keep the dog out
Holy shit that looks awesome!
Built one of these this afternoon. Liked the idea. Hopefully my seed potatoes are still good. Thanks anon.
Yes, it's that easy, they just want dirt, water, some naturally occuring nutrients and sunlight, they don't care if it's in the plot of land. bucket or a cracked open dino skull, just make sure it's big enough, you can even add some fertiliser for enchanced PSFR (potato sack fill rate). Fun fact, you can do the exact same thing with vast majority of crops that grow in the ground or above it 🙂
Make sure it is the right kind of potatoes for your growting plan. Some grow in one batch and some will spawn tubers constantly.
Can i grow potato woth pottato from super market?
If it wasn't treated with any suHispanicious chemichal then most likely yes, but i can't tell you for sure.
Thank you, potatoe heads. Potatoes will be my first crop. I’m excited to learn how to grow my own darn food!
Wash it to remove (potential) anti-sprouting chemicals.
But you should get organic/bio potatoes. Those are variations that have been selected to grow without a bunch of additional pesticides, special fertilizers and other stuff.
yes that is how i first started growing potatoes. but you get a better yield i find by using potatoes for planting
This seems like a better idea.
That's far more expensive and labor intensive than some bucket.
wood is free is you know where to look
Looks very comfy. Are there any good brands that make them? Possibility with free shipping
this is based on an advertisement created for a seattle magazine in the early 2000s in order to sell potatoe boxes. it doesnt actually work, because the over whelming majority of potatoe varieties will simply consume the lower layer of tubers in order to create more lateral growth. you will end up with the majority of your potatoes near the top of the soil like you would if you had planted the potatoe anywhere else, and you will find dried up potatoe corposes with the odd potatoe near the bottom giving you the illusion that it worked.
that doesnt mean you cant grow potatoes in containers, they grow just fine in containers, but intentionally towering them is a waste of time and money.
yeah i don't get this towering nonsense. that's not how they grow in nature. i feel like it's just some gardening hipster thing where you just have to change things for no apparent reason because that makes it "cooler" somehow.
It does work if they're indeterminate
Ok what if you divide the box halfway up with a piece of wood to create what is essentially 2 seperate potato boxes stacked ontop of eachother, the premise of how many potatoes this can grow is absurd and autistic at best but the compactability and ease of use of stackable re-fillable wooden planter boxes seems helpfull
bundle of sticks will be fine too
>$300 worth of wood instead of a bucket
wanna be a baller, shot caller
When you consider the upfront cost compared to say grow bags how is this any better
They didn't exist at the time this image was made
wouldn't this cost a lot, there are way cheaper and faster alternatives you can get creative
can I grow a potato sack in a sack of potatoes?
Wtf is up with this ridiculous amount of hostile bullshit comments?
With regards to
That box is a meme and people posting the picture are doing it for that reason.
Sure it will work but it's stupidly over engineered and complicated.
If you replace the "screw out" part with something else it would actually be quite decent.
What's with the hate against it?
inb4 "just buy a plastic bucket"
Surplus wood is very common for all homesteads.
OP, gardener here. All the small container lifehacks, especially the stacking ones, don't tend to work too well. Big fruit need big nutrients, so you'll have to water and fertilize accordingly for increased yield.
What you can do is get a game tray (food safe plastic box to transport hunting gear and killed animals), they're not too expensive and food safe, as opposed to regular cheap black plastic boxes and buckets intended for mortar mixing etc.
Fill those fuckers up with enough soil (~90l per box), plant the potatoes deep and 30cm apart. Put in somewhat sunny spot and just wait. Potatoes should outgrow any other fucker in that bed, pluck a few times what else dares to grow there and water accordingly. There are good liquid fertilizers you can add to your water to keep them happy.
These boxes. Will outlive most wood, treated wood is not good for your food.
Yes treated wood is not good. But at least wood rots down. Those plastic boxes will break down into microplastic. Not to mention the plastic will leach phytoestrogens and who knows what else into your soil as they become weathered over time. Large 15 gallon fabric pots are good for potatoes if you haven't got space in the ground.
>treated wood is not good for your food
>but microplastics are
plastic turns you gay by tricking your body into producing estrogen
You mean the reason the dildos I shove up my ass turned me gay is because they were plastic?!
switch to metal-glass dildos or real dicks, you ll turn straight in a month.
you can thank me later
Return to tradition
That's are mushrooms you dumbfuck
Does it really make a difference if it's food box plastic boxes? Potatoes won't draw the plastic as nutrients anyway, so the cheap plastic buckets should suffice.
Another benefit of using several smaller buckets (instead of a 90l one) is to be able to easier plant and harvest at different times.
Also it's easier to handle.
It does, you don't want industrial chemicals used in plastic fabrication in your food. Don't work on third world level.
PP and some other plastics are biologically inert, look for that.
You plant around 20th April and harvest when the green has dried up in fall. There are no different times for the temperate climate zone. You don't want to move them around. Place the box, fill with soil, plant potatoes, fill up with soil, give them a good drench and wait.
There’s micro plastic in my potato!!
>complains about s o y
>willingly eats artificial polyesters that act like estrogen
Go ahead, bud.
Grow pots, yes. The cheap boxes I described for concrete mixing are anything but food safe. If you ever touched or smelled one, you'd know. I advise against them. 25 bucks for 90 liters is quite affordable. Maybe you're just poor.
Most grow pots are PE, PP or a combination.
Just like cheap buckets.
You'll have shitty byproducts in some of those, regardless what's it labeled as. Some have "for food" labels, but when you read reviews you'll see "it stinks like hell for 6 months".
Just paying more won't do you any good either. So try buying the cheap ones, which have high number of reviews that also have as few negative reviews as possible.
The price point for pic in
is just ridiculous. Also it's PE, not PP.
PE and PP shouldnt make a difference.
but for those plastic totes. you can smell the the black mortar totes and buckets in the hardware store two shelves before you see them. there made from the worst plastic scraps that get recycled.
>>to easier plant and harvest at different times.
>There are no different times for the temperate climate zone. You don't want to move them around.
If you somehow have a trick how you get literally all your potatoes to sprout to the same level at the same time, go ahead and share it.
I've tried growing potatoes in bags, never had much luck for some reason. Thinking about giving it another go but this time I was planning to use some wire mesh fencing and just make it into a large tube on the ground and go from there.
Hope it works, I want purple potatoes but they're uncommon and expensive here and I can only find the little tiny ones. I want the fullsize fucking potatoes.
I can’t wait till it get some chits on my tubers
plant the potato in the ground, and hill it up with a hoe throughout the season
youll do less work, buy less stuff and get more potatoes
container gardening is not practical
non-container gardening is not practical for someone without backyard, I have a "front" yard which consists of a huge concrete driveway and gravel lawn, we also have HOA, so fuck me, containers is all I got.
It just seems forced. Buying materials and soil and doing all this work (hilling) to grow a small amount of one of the cheapest vegetables. If you're limited to containers I feel like there are so many better things you can grow. That being said whenever I search for info about growing potatoes the first several results are about container/bucket growing so clearly its popular.
>It just seems forced.
>Buying materials and soil and doing all this work (hilling) to grow a small amount of one of the cheapest vegetables.
I think it's more about the joy of actually growing something, if you have to resort to containers you most likely live in a place where only growing things are perpetually mowed lawns and your credit card debt. Potatos are easy, and it feels like growing an actual crop, i guess.
>if you are forced to use containers i would grow a more expensive vegetable like tomatoes or peppers
>you can buy a 50lb bag of potatoes for $10-$15
Why not just go straight to farming saffron, that shit is expensive as all fuck.
>I think it's more about the joy of actually growing something
i see tons of posts on this board of people with large unused yards that are growing things in buckets
posts of people growing radishes and lettuce in greenhouses
posts of people buying soil and building raised beds on top of perfectly good soil
i think its consumer culture. i think people like buying stuff
you do realise raised beds are usually built direct on soil? The raised aspect just makes management of parcels of ground easier.
I'm not the guy your replying to, but my reasoning behind pots and raised beds is protection from grubs, moles and gophers.
I line the basin of my raised beds with hardware mesh to keep them from digging up and uprooting everything.
When I had done inground last year, they'd topple my sunflowers and killed most of my plants just by burrowing near them. Killed the roots, probably weren't even eating them, they were just caught up in the crossfire.
Wood is too expensive for new beds on this new property I'm living on, so I'm trying stacked tires for a change.
>InB4 muh chemicals
The soil around me is already fucked from neighbors spraying the shit out of their lawns with weed killer, if I'm gonna get cancer, I do it on my terms
it would be cheaper and easier to fence a large area and trap all the gophers and moles
get a mole tube and a couple gopher traps, its a good neighbor thing to do
cutworms are moth larva, raised beds wont stop them
but if its a small garden its probably not much difference
if they are so low that extra soil doesnt need to be brought in whats the difference?
your dogshit soil is continually being depleted of nutrients. you need to bring new compost or nutrients often
>Just have a place to farm!
Sure thing, buddy. I'll gonna order an acre off amazon. Should I buy a forest and lake too? Do they have overnight delivery?
reductio ad absurdum
if you are forced to use containers i would grow a more expensive vegetable like tomatoes or peppers
you can buy a 50lb bag of potatoes for $10-$15
im growin weird purple potatoes
what does it mean to "hill it up"?
Add more dirt over the stem and the base of pruned branches. The goal is to promote additional root growth up the stem, which gives more volume for tuber growth.
Also increases coverage for existing tubers so they don't wind up green from sun exposure.
Last time I tried this they all died. What did I do wrong?
Did you prune the branches/leaves on the stem with a clean knife and wait for them to scar before stacking on more dirt?
If not, the leaves/open wounds may have started to rot and shocked the plant into an early grave.
lost at file name
if you have a firehouse subs near you, they get their pickles in 5 gallon buckets, and they'll sell you the empties for 3$.
only downside is they smell like pickles, but you know it's food grade hdpe.
I'm growing about ten buckets of potatoes.
It's silly and only makes sense if your objectives are silly (eg. growing one potato on your balcony)
Potatoes grow better in the soil, it's easier to look after them, it's better use of space.
As soon as you've got 9 buckets all in a group you will feel like a fool watering them one by one and will realize you could have grown more in a square bed of the same size.
I often use broken plastic pots to make rings around plants to deter insects.
If you're trying this to stop insects just use plastic rings on the soil rather than trying to move the whole plant out of the ground.
Far better things can be done with buckets, brine pickling, dry storing, dissolving communists.
did grow potatoes last year but they were all tiny after 6 months is that really what I should be expecting? Just used the normal potatoes from the supermarket. Also grow berries they always turn out well and give at least 3-5kg.
Enough sunlight? Enough green on top? Enough nutrients in the soil? Enough air, microbes, water? Any pests?
I'm growing various potato-analogues this season in raised/stacked beds. My soil is very loose and sandy, so after amendment with compost manure, I've been able to grow actual potatoes well in the past.
I tried my hand at grafting tomatoes to the potato rootstock after seeing the "tomtato" meme some years ago as a way to make the most of a single pot/bed. Every graft eventually failed. The whole thing was a meme. I haven't found a convincing YouTube video of p/t grafts working outside of the original ad. If anybody here has gotten one to work, I'd love to hear your methods.
I do still want to optimize my usage of the space, and maybe try grafting something else.
My plan is to swap potatoes for Oca, Sunchokes, Yams, and Beets. Oca and beet stems/leaves are apparently edible on their own, but idk about sunchoke and yams.
Anyone ever try grafting sunflowers and sunchokes? Should I just let the yam vines wander and plant peppers above them?
I've not tried the graft you propose, since you're growing sweet potatoes though I should mention grafts are sometimes done between them and morning glory, and they're done using both as rootstock/scion. Using the sweet potato as root stock and morning glory as scion gives potentially more energy as the top graft on mg expands even more allowing better photosynthesis. The other way around sounds strange, because you don't get sweet potatoes using mg as rootstock, however it greatly improves the probability of the sweet potato flowering and producing seeds, so it's an effective way of getting true seed for sweet potatoes.
earth apples are truly underrated
taste absolutely great grilled as a side dish for any kind of meat
First time growin taters. Went with the trench and hill method.
How did I do?
>Next day, after rain.
I-is this bad?
Only if it stays.
should've plant rice
rice paddies are spawn points for VC
beautiful pasture anon, what country/area is this?
So here's the thing. I'm kinda fucking stupid. Do I really just put the whole potato in dirt and it will make more potatoes?
Wash it and make sure it's started to sprout first, or else the tuber will rot before the shoots break the surface.
You'll get more potatoes by increasing coverage, which you get by dicing up the potato so each sprouted eye has enough starch to break the surface. I douse the raw potato from cuts in powdered lime to help dry it out and prevent rot, plus it supplements the plant to prevent blossom rot if you want to plant from true seed later.
We have this thread every week.
Yes you can grow potatoes above ground.
No there's really no reason you should.
dont forget growing potatoes is banned in many cities around the world anons
Well yeah, of course. There's nothing magical about growing things in the ground. You can grow things anywhere if the conditions needed are met. You can even grow shit like raspberries and blueberries on your balcony.
>That's just a bucket..!
The holes are important
i fucking love potatoes so much it's unreal
i'm not a very organized gardener so keep seeds and shit everywhere, found this box with roots growing out of it and thought "huh that was odd".
fuckers were tangled up like christmas lights but we'll see how they do
Does live plant tuner harvesting work?
It seems like progressively removing meat from a cow throughout it's life without killing it.
Fuckn auto cucumber
I would like an answer to this, too
You wouldn't milk a cow?
It works but try not to damage to roots
I'd milk one, but I don't think the cottage cheese I could make would have the same consistency as a chuck burger extracted from a still living cow.
Not all fungus are created equal. Clear-cutting a field for a crop disrupts established mycelia networks and allows opportunistic fungal infections to take over. Potatoes mostly rot at the roots and tubers if soil remains wet long enough. Well drained soil surrounded by long-established prairie/native grass will be less likely to stay wet, and adequate calcium/magnesium/iron balance in the soil improves plant resistance.
Start with good, resistant potatoes. Actual potato blight is an infection, and is spread by cross-contamination, so knock out any potato bugs, aphids, and sphinx moths you find with light insecticide and remove any of them big enough and flick them into a jar of alcohol.
Wife is doing this currently, can update at harvest lmao
very blessed image anon, I have several planter buckets in the shed and will attempt this
Peat moss, worm castings, pumice, cheap trellis, seed potatoes, straw for moisture. Top dress in about 6 weeks with worm castings. Infinite Potabens
Buckets work fine and the results taste amazing.
The next day
I'm trying a new method to grow spuds this year myself: cardboard box planter. I dug out the area underneath it and filled it with compost and potatoes, when the season ends the cardboard that was the container will just get composted with everything else. Hopefully it lasts a season, I think cardboard should be able to make it that long.
is that picture true? If i throw in 4-5 potatoes will I end up with several times more?
You should only throw in one potato. It will overcrowd the pot otherwise. And that's an idealized harvest but the basics are correct.
Red Potatoes I grew last year that I just reburied and left outside all winter, they are doing quite well
literally just in a big planter aka bucket I've done nothing to them except some mild weeding
My family tried growing typical grocery potatoes in the ground, but bugs got to them.