When 1+1=10: Harvesting Potatoes

Garden math breaks the rules. It's one of the only places where things multiply without the need for a calculator, or the stress of bubble tests or sweaty palms. Possibly the best example of garden math is the potato. Plant one, get many.

Spring is a great time to plant potatoes, and lucky for us, spring is coming soon. In warmer climates, you can also plant potatoes in the fall. That's what we did last October with a couple of scary potatoes left in the pantry too long. Yesterday we ...

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The Potato Experiment

I'll admit it, I've never grown potatoes in the fall. It's always been a spring thing for me. When some scary looking potatoes greeted me in the pantry the other day, however, that all changed. Our Test Garden is chock-full of fall crops already, so there's no room for potatoes, but where there's a will, there's a way. The Way of the Pot.

(Cue Zen Buddhist musical interlude)

Potatoes are well-known for being suitable for growing in containers. They can be grown in trash cans, burlap sacks, bags of ...

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