We have not had good luck in the past growing potatoes. With our dense, clay like soil we ended up with very small funny shaped potatoes. The past few years we haven’t even tried, but this year we are planning to have LOTS of home grown potatoes to store away for the winter. A potato bin filled with a top soil, sand, and compost mix seems like the best way to go.
If you read about our “Red Neck Art Project” you know that Digger replaced the deck on his trailer last month. He used the old boards off the deck to made a HUGE potato bin!
Pretty handy, right? Digger moved it into the garden and the girls and I planted potato starts! It’s the first thing we’ve planted this year and it felt good to be in the dirt. We’ll layer several inches of mix every few weeks as they grow which (hopefully) will fill this thing to the top by the end of the season with large, correctly shaped spuds. In the fall Digger will bring the excavator back and lift the bin off so we can easily harvest them!