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Re: Raised Bed Project
Dwight #394856 Jan 26th, 2017 at 01:33 PM
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I've always planted my potatoes in full sun and they've done well even in a drought.

Re: Raised Bed Project
Bestofour #394858 Jan 26th, 2017 at 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Bestofour
I've always planted my potatoes in full sun and they've done well even in a drought.


Mine were too..well in the beginning at the farm. Then over the years the oak tree my husband planted in 1980 got big enough to offer some shade...but for most of the time and later, part of the day, the garden at the farm had full sun also. Here there will be full sun all afternoon & evening--and honestly during part of the morning as well.


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Re: Raised Bed Project
Dwight #394875 Jan 28th, 2017 at 08:05 PM
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Got the link you sent. Thanks.

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Bestofour #394878 Jan 28th, 2017 at 09:30 PM
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................ yay


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Re: Raised Bed Project
Dwight #394886 Jan 30th, 2017 at 09:56 AM
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Would be nice if we lived closer and could work on our raised beds together.

Re: Raised Bed Project
Bestofour #394888 Jan 30th, 2017 at 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Bestofour
Would be nice if we lived closer and could work on our raised beds together.




Yes it most certainly would be nice.


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Re: Raised Bed Project
Dwight #395662 May 4th, 2017 at 07:42 PM
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Junie how are the raised beds coming along?

Re: Raised Bed Project
Bestofour #395664 May 4th, 2017 at 08:57 PM
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I spoke to my DH about that, & he suggested I use storage containers instead. I thought about it and as I would not have to bend over so far if I went with them, I will use them--that or very large flower pots. AND I have a huge pot that a tree we bought came in and THAT will have my potatoes in it. between the rains, my MIL's health, and MY last sickness, I have not planted anything yet...I am hoping to get things going by Mother's day.


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Re: Raised Bed Project
Dwight #395672 May 5th, 2017 at 01:17 PM
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I didn't get another raised bed either so I put potatoes in big flower pots and they've already sprouted. Not sure how many potatoes I'll get though because they aren't extremely deep.

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Dwight #395679 May 6th, 2017 at 03:56 AM
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I've grown potatoes in soil bags when I taught Girl Guides....just emptied 2/3 out, pokes drain holes in the bag and added soil back as they grew. Cheapest way because you don't have to buy pots and the soil was on sale for $1 a bag back then lol


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Sunflowers #395682 May 6th, 2017 at 09:54 AM
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I KNOW I posted after Sheri, and before Sunny--oh well...


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Re: Raised Bed Project
Dwight #395684 May 6th, 2017 at 06:11 PM
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Sunny how did the soil bags work out for you as far as production. What I've read online isn't good.

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