March 24, 2010

Garbage Can Potatoes

We love potatoes! Yes, yes, I know, waaaay too many carbs. I try to replace them with mashed parsnips or celery root but my captain won’t hear of it. Must be his northern European roots. So this year we are trying to grow our own. In a holey garbage can! Basically you are supposed to fill the can about half way with some nice organic soil, add seed potatoes, some more soil and then keep it watered. Every time new shoots come up, add some more compost around the stem but not the leaves. When the flowers start to fade...
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